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Pret A Manger welcomes London trade improving and plans 200 more UK sites

Pret A Manger’s boss has called the last fortnight in London “a bit of a turning point” in terms of trade bouncing back from the pandemic, and his firm is planning 200 more UK branch openings.

UK retail sales declined 0.9% in August, and supply chain issues hit sector

Businesses saw UK retail sales in August fall 0.9%, as shoppers opted to spend more on eating out than in certain stores, figures suggest.

John Lewis and Waitrose owner launches bumper hiring spree, with 7000 temporary Christmas jobs

The firm behind John Lewis and Waitrose is looking to hire 7000 people in temporary roles this Christmas, as it anticipates high customer demand for goods.

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