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November 28, 2017

HMSHost International enriches brand portfolio with partnership Pret A Manger

Schiphol, November 2017 – HMSHost International has started an important partnership with the UK brand Pret A Manger. During 2018 three Pret stores will be opened, starting with two new stores at the Copenhagen Airport, followed by a third store in Utrecht, the Netherlands in March.

Walter Seib, CEO HMSHost International: “Building into consumer research, we are excited to start this important partnership with Pret A Manger. Within our already grand portfolio, the brand is an enrichment for us and our guests. Pret is known for its responsible approach in doing business and its focus on local communities. We share the same vision of the business in terms of a sustainable approach, food quality, freshness and innovation.”

Michael Haley, Partnership Director Pret A Manger: “Pret’s menu of freshly-made nutritious food to go is perfect for busy travelers. We’re already present in numerous transport hubs in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. This partnership enables us to open new shops in major airports, as well as in Denmark and The Netherlands. Choosing the right partner is very important to Pret. We admire the strength of HMSHost’s operations and have already hosted their Danish team in our UK shops for training in preparation for the Copenhagen Airport opening”.

Today Pret has more than 440 stores in seven countries worldwide (United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, France, China, Dubai and Singapore). The company was set up in London in 1986 with the mission to serve fresh, handmade, natural food with high quality service in welcoming shops. Pret A Manger is most successful on airports and train stations.