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Pret A Manger 45 closures Coronavirus sales plummet Pano Christou

Pret set for slew of closures (updated)

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger boss Pano Christou is expected to announce as many as 45 closures to the sandwich chain's c.450-strong UK estate, putting up to 800 jobs at risk.

Friday Five: The week's top news

Friday Five: The week's top news

By James McAllister

With restaurants set to reopen this weekend, we round-up some of the main hospitality news stories from the past week.

Hospitality industry takes cautious approach to reopening Coronavirus July 4

Industry takes cautious approach to reopening

By Georgia Cronin

Hospitality operators are taking a cautious approach to reopening as just 59% of businesses plan to reopen some of their sites on 4 July, the new Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth has found.

Trade bodies publish Coronavirus track and trace guidance for restaurants pubs reopening 4 July

Trade bodies publish track and trace guidance for businesses

By James McAllister

UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have published guidance to businesses on supporting the Government’s track and trace customer registration scheme.

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