Pret to cut almost 3,000 jobs as pandemic sets business back by a decade

Pret a Manger is to cut 2,800 jobs

Sandwich and coffee shop giant Pret A Manger is to axe 2,800 roles after sales fell back to the level of 10 years ago, as the Covid-19 pandemic decimated trading.

Pret reported that even though recovery is “clearly underway” – sales have climbed 7% each week since July – trade at its core UK business is down 60% year on year.

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