Pret A Manger is set to open its first standalone vegetarian store following positive feedback from customers showing an interest in cafes serving only non-meat options. Branded ‘Pret’s Little Veggie Pop-up’, the site will open in Soho in June for a month only, with Pret’s chief marketing officer Mark Palmer admitting that “more could follow”.
With the daily lunch trip to Pret A Manger now as common to some Londoners as riding the tube, the premium brand is moving beyond lunch with its new Good Evenings concept to bring in the city’s evening diners and is looking to expand its international operations.
The soft drinks industry has to adapt and change to produce a more healthy portfolio while allowing customers to make their own decisions, according to the British Soft Drinks Assocation’s president Peter Harding.
The acceleration of ecommerce has seen logistics giant DHL increasingly pursue a B2B2C model, appealing to brands and consumers alike with an offer of seamless service.
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