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    Paul to increase US presence


    Paul, the patisserie and coffee chain, is to increase its presence in the US with the opening of its first stores in the capital, Washington DC, later this year.The company’s first Washington DC site will open on 2nd May and will be in one of the city’s prime retail/restaurant locations, ...

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    Paul set to open new sites


    Paul UK, the patisserie-cafe concept, is to unveil a brace of London sites this December.The group, which has 23 sites in the UK - all in London - is to open cafes in Clapham and the City of London.Paul, which is owned by Groupe Holder, a fourth-generation French family business, ...

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    Paul appoints CEO amid expansion plans


    Paul UK, the patisserie and coffee chain, has appointed a new chief executive amid ambitions to more than triple its size over the next four years.The chain, which is owned by France’s Groupe Holder, a fourth-generation family business, has appointed James Fleming from Pizza Express.Fleming replaces David Belhassen.His appointment came ...

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    Paul UK sold to parent company


    A majority stake in Paul UK, the upmarket patisserie operator, has been acquired by the ultimate parent company of the brand in France - a move that apes an exercise undertaken by rival Le Pain Quotidien last year, M&C Report understands.The latest accounts for the group, which has 22 sites ...

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    Paul plans expansion


    David Belhassen, head of the UK arm of Paul, the upmarket patisserie operator, has revealed ambitious plans to open between 50 and 60 sites in London.Belhassen, who launched the format in the UK in 2000, told The Grocer, a sister publication of M&C Report, he also thought the brand could ...

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    UK arm of Paul put up for sale


    The British arm of Paul, the upmarket coffee house, has been put up for sale for about £20m.Cavendish Corporate Finance has been appointed to seek a buyer for the operation, which is expected to produce ebitda of about £3m in the current year. The operation has the franchise to build ...

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    Paul opens Knightsbridge site


    Paul, the French baker and café concept, has opened its 21st site in London.The 32-cover outlet, which is located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, is the company’s 20th in the capital. It also operates a site at Bluewater.The company is also planning to launch a new smaller “walk through” format, ...

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    Paul to trial smaller format


    Paul, the French baker and café concept, is to trial a smaller “walk through” format next month in London.The company is to open the new format, which will be around 500 sq ft in size, near Fenchurch Street in the City.Matthew Brint, senior projects manager, said: “Typically, our sites are ...

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    Paul plans half dozen openings by year's end


    Paul, the French bakery, patisserie, cafe and tearoom concept Paul is to open two new outlets in London this summer, with plans for a further four or five by the end of 2006, M&C Report has learned. In the pipeline are branches at Canary Wharf and Paternoster Square/St Paul, London, ...

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    Paul to reach 5 in London


    Paul, the French bakery group, is to open a further two sites in London this summer, taking it to five outlets.The new properties will open in Hampstead in June and Gloucester Road, Kensington in August.The group has an outlet with table service in Covent Garden and concessions at Euston and ...