UK-based coffee and sandwich chain Pret announced that they will start opening stores in Tesco supermarkets. The chain said it will open the first of four stores in Tesco’s Kensington supermarket in June.
Pret said he will open three more supermarkets in the summer, as part of the transformation plan designed to survive the pandemic. The coffee chain, which currently sells home-cooked frozen croissants, granola, tea, and coffee at 700 Tesco stores in the UK, has announced that they will also sell freshly prepared food.
Pano Christou, chief executive for the chain, said: “Last year, we set ourselves the challenge of bringing Pret to more people. Since then, we’ve launched and grown our Pret-at-Home range, bringing the joy of Pret to people’s homes across the country. Now we’re taking this further and bringing the experience of Pret to select Tesco stores, making it even easier for customers to enjoy our freshly made food and organic coffee as part of their regular Tesco shop. As the UK emerges from lockdown, this partnership with Tesco is one way in which we’re transforming our business model to adjust to a new way of living and working.”