Pret A Manger

What’s next for Pret a Manger?

What’s next for Pret a Manger?

By Sophie Witts

The upcoming departure of long-time CEO Clive Schlee is the end of an era for Pret a Manger. What’s next for the group? And can the sandwich brand keep raking in the dough?

Cote has rapidly expanded to 45 UK sites since its launch in 2007

Cote Restaurants acquired by CBPE

By Luke Nicholls

Cote Restaurants, the 45-strong French bistro chain founded by Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians, has been acquired by private equity firm CBPE Capital in a deal reportedly worth £100m.