Krispy Kreme

JAB is acquiring UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger.

JAB adds Pret A Manger to bakery and coffee empire

By Gill Hyslop

JAB Holding Co. – owner of Panera, Au Bon Pain and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, as well as coffee brands Douwe Egberts, Peet’s and Stumptown, among others – is acquiring UK business Pret A Manger.

Upper crust

Upper crust

US bakery firm Krispy Kreme appears keen to become part of the
British establishment. The firm's first UK store was opened today
at Harrods, the Knightsbridge department store famous for its
opulence and glamour.

Krispy Kreme to launch in UK

Krispy Kreme to launch in UK

Krispy Kreme, the US doughnut manufacturer and retailer is heading
to Europe with 25 stores planned in the UK over the next five
years. Spain is also on its hit list, but cracking the rest of
Europe may prove a tough task.


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