Pret A Manger to close 30 branches in the UK putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Pret A Manger will close 30 branches in the UK putting at least 1,000 jobs at risk. This is set to come into effect before the end of the year.

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Pret A Manger has been reopening branches after temporarily closing due to the coronavirus crisis.

However, a drop in footfalls means that 30 stores will permanently close, according to reports.

Pret chief executive Pano Christou said: “It’s a sad day for the whole Pret family, and I’m devastated that we will be losing so many employees. But we must make these changes to adapt to the new retail environment.

“Our goal now is to bring Pret to more people, through different channels and in new ways, enabling us to grow once more in the medium term.”

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