Jones the Grocer, the Australian group, which is partly owned by the private equity arm of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, L Capital, plans to launch its three concepts in the UK this year, M&C Report has learnt.

The group, which will open a flagship 11,000sq ft unit in the New World Trade Centre, New York City next year, has retained property adviser CWM, to find sites for its eponymous food emporium, restaurant and café concept; Charlie & Co, its high-end burger brand and Becasse Bakery, its bakery and café format.

The company is looking at opening at least one of each of the brands this year with a focus on areas such as; Marylebone, Knightsbridge, Gloucester Road, Covent Garden, St Pancras station and Fitzrovia. 

It is thought that the group has already received a positive response from landlords to its UK expansion plans.

Jones the Grocer operates in the mould of a Whole Foods or Eataly, incorporating a grocery, café, restaurant and bakery.

The group, which is led by John Manos and Esther Iachelini, currently has sites in Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand, Singapore, Qatar and the UAE. Over the next year it is also opening in Thailand, Shanghai and Japan.