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    Pret rolls out coffee cup recycling scheme to majority of shops


    Pret has expanded its coffee cup recycling scheme to more than 350 UK shops – almost 90% of its estate – following successful trials in London, Leeds and Glasgow.

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    Pret to complete allergen labelling roll-out this week


    Pret A Manger is on target to complete the roll-out of full ingredient labels on freshly made products, at all 391 of its UK shops, by the end of this week.

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    Deliveroo and Pret in exclusive tie-up


    Deliveroo has signed an exclusive deal with Pret to deliver its food and drink.

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    Pret opens first Swiss sites with SSP


    Pret A Manger has opened its first shops in Switzerland at Zurich Airport, through its partnership with SSP.

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    Change is afoot


    This year has already seen the departure of a fair few long-standing chief executives in the eating and drinking out sector, with the news that Clive Schlee will be stepping down from his role at Pret after 16 years sure to have caused a few surprised expressions yesterday. MCA’s deputy editor Georgi Gyton looks at the legacy he will leave, and what his departure may mean for Pret. Featuring additional commentary from MCA contributing editor Peter Martin.

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    Clive Schlee to step down as CEO of Pret


    Clive Schlee is to step down as the CEO of Pret A Manger at the end of September 2019, with Pret’s chief operating officer Pano Christou appointed as his successor.

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    Pret/EAT deal is ‘a real milestone for vegetarianism’


    The fact a big chain is championing a standalone veggie concept is ‘a real milestone for vegetarianism’, Pret A Manger chief executive Clive Schlee told MCA, but said there needed to be a real push to develop Veggie Pret’s menu in order to make it distinctive from its sister sites.

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    Pret agrees EAT deal


    Pret A Manger has confirmed it has agreed to acquire the c90-strong grab-and-go chain, EAT, as first revealed by MCA last week.

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    Pret boosts board with trio of non-exec appointments


    Pret A Manger has boosted its board with the addition of three new independent non-executives, including Tim Smith, chairman of its Food Advisory Panel, as it looks to increase its presence “in Europe and beyond”.

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    Ready to EAT


    MCA editor James Wallin looks at the rationale behind Pret’s move to acquire EAT, what the scope is for the Veggie Pret format and whether a deal would spark more consolidation in the sector.

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    Pret launches five-point allergy plan


    Pret A Manger has set out its Five-Point Allergy Plan, as it officially kicktstarts the national rollout of full ingredient labels on all freshly made products.

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    Pret to open house for the homeless


    The Pret Foundation is to open a house for the homeless in partnership with West London Mission (WLM), at WLM St Luke’s.

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    Pret sets up Food Advisory Panel


    Pret a Manger has hired former Food Standards Agency boss Tim Smith to set up a Food Advisory Panel to review its allergen policies and procedures.

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    Pret pledges to learn from allergy death


    Pret A Manger has pledged to learn from the tragic death of 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a baguette containing sesame at the brand’s Heathrow Airport outlet.

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    Metcalfe: ‘You don’t need loyalty schemes, just be better than everyone else’


    You don’t need to invest in loyalty schemes – as long as you are doing a good enough job then your customers will keep returning, believes Pret A Manger and Itsu founder Julian Metcalfe.

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    Pret achieves 13.2% increase in revenue during 2017


    Pret A Manger has achieved a 13.2% increase in revenue, to £878.5m, for the 52 weeks to 28 December 2017, with like-for-like sales up 3.2%.

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    Pret to launch compostable cutlery from next year


    Pret has announced it will be introducing compostable cutlery to all of its UK stores next year as part of its drive to be a more sustainable business.

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    Pret to open store run by ex-homeless Rising Stars


    Pret A Manger is planning to open a store staffed entirely by graduates from its Rising Star programme, which gives jobs to ex-homeless people.

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    Pret to fund business degrees as part of apprenticeships


    Pret A Manger has launched a new apprenticeship programme, which includes the offer to fund an undergraduate degree in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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    Pret to extend reusable bottles scheme


    Pret A Manger is to roll out its reusable bottles scheme across the estate.