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: “When the coronavirus crisis hit, we said that our priority was to protect our people, our customers, and of course Pret. We confirmed it was our intention to do everything we could to save jobs.
“Although we were able to do that through the lockdown, thanks in particular to the Government’s vital support, we cannot defy gravity and continue with the business model we had before the pandemic. That is why we have adapted our business and found new ways to reach our customers.
Published at Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:48:00 +0000