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    Paul UK to double estate over next five years


    French artisan bakery group Paul hopes to double the size of its UK estate in the next few years through a combination of franchising and in-house expansion.

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    Paul looks to franchise model for UK expansion


    Paul UK has announced it is looking to create a franchise model to enable it to expand across the country. The 38-strong bakery chain is appealing for potential franchise partners, promising to provide a national supply chain, economies of scale, a flexible retail format to fit any location, as well as marketing, training and help with recruitment. Partners will be offered a choice between Paul’s Café, Express and Kiosk restaurant models, of which sites would be around 1,500 sq ft+, 500 to 800 sq ft+, and 500 sq ft respectively.

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    Paul relaunches click and collect


    Paul has relaunched its click and collect service, allowing it to reintroduce its cake offering.

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    Paul: What it’s like to operate in a lockdown


    We re-opened because, fundamentally, we’ve been operating as a bakery for 130 years offering bread to the local community, and we felt we needed to try and maintain that heritage. We’ve added to that by offering essentials like milk, and we’ve recently started adding flour and yeast, because there are shortages of that. We’re really trying to make the essentials available for people struggling to access supermarket delivery slots.

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    Paul re-opens seven London sites


    Paul has re-opened seven has re-opened seven sites and will open a further three next week. The outlets will open between 8am and 2pm for takeaway only and it has also teamed up with Deliveroo and Uber Eats for the first time. Social distancing measures will be in place for customers, and NHS workers, care workers, the elderly and disabled customers will be prioritised. All seating has been removed, payment will be card only and no re-useable cups will be used.

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    Paul UK launches grocery delivery service


    Paul UK has launched a grocery delivery service out of its central bakery in Acton to support the demand for essentials during lockd

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    Paul UK: ‘The brand has huge untapped potential’


    The development of a franchise operation for Paul UK is high up on the agenda for its new chief executive Mark Hilton. He talks exclusively to MCA about the development of its new café format, current performance and tapping into the evening day part.

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    Paul UK appoints new chief executive


    Paul UK has appointed Mark Hilton as chief executive of the 37-strong French bakery and patisserie chain, replacing Jean-Michel Orieux, who stepped down from the role last year, MCA can reveal.

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    Paul UK sees lfls up 3.4% in 2018


    Paul UK has seen strong turnover and like-for-likes sales growth in the full-year to 31 December 2018, across its 37-strong estate of shops, boosted by an uptick in online revenue.

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    Paul to open second Express site, with plans for more


    Paul UK is to open a second Express format site on Tottenham Court Road next month.

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    Paul UK to launch mobile payment and loyalty app


    French bakery and patisserie chain Paul UK is to launch its first mobile payment and loyalty app next month.

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    Paul UK reports lfls up 3%


    Paul UK, the French bakery and café brand, has reported like-for-like sales up 3% in the year to 31 December.

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    Pretzel-Shiels joins PAUL UK


    French artisan bakery and patisserie Paul has appointed Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels as marketing director of its UK and US operations.

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    Paul UK extends The Felix Project partnership


    Paul UK has expanded its partnership with The Felix Project to help people less fortunate this Christmas

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    Paul UK lfls up 3.5%


    Paul UK, the French bakery and café brand, has seen like-for-like sales increase 3.5% in the year to date

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    PAUL UK to open Notting Hill kiosk site


    French artisan bakery and pâtisserie, PAUL is set to open a new site in Notting Hill

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    FY lfls up 6.3% at PAUL UK


    PAUL UK, the French bakery and café brand, saw group turnover climb 17% to £28.7m in the year ended 31 December 2015

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    Paul to enforce National Living Wage


    Paul, the café and bakery group, is adopting the national living wage from the start of November with a starting hourly wage beginning at £7.20

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    Williams swaps Paul UK for T2 tea


    Darren Williams, who stepped down as commercial director of Paul UK, has joined tea retailer T2 tea as its new international retail director

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    FY EBITDA up 19.2% at PAUL UK


    PAUL UK saw EBITDA climb 19.2% to £4.3m in the year to 31 December 2014, with group turnover up 3.6% to £24.6m