Pret A Manger launches monthly subscription service

Pret A Manger launches monthly subscription service
The offer will cover all in-store barista-made coffees as well as teas, hot chocolates, smoothies and frappe drinks. (Image: PA Wires)
// Pret A Manger launches monthly subscription service after sales slump and major high street job cuts
// The YourPret Barista service allows customers to buy up to 5 drinks a day for a month on a £20 monthly fee

Pret A Manger has launched an in-store subscription service for customers to pay for the coffee they order each month as part of a major shift in its high street business model.

The food-to-go retailer last week axed 2800 roles after reporting that sales had been significantly hit by low footfall in city centres following the coronavirus pandemic.

It said is now launching the YourPret Barista service which will allow customers to buy up to five drinks each day for a month on a £20 monthly subscription.


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The offer – which could add up to 150 drinks a month – will cover all in-store barista-made coffees as well as teas, hot chocolates, smoothies and frappe drinks.

Pret A Manger said the subscription, which will officially launch on September 8, will be free to subscribers for the first month.

Chief executive Pano Christou said its coffee sales have grown faster than its food sales since reopening sites as it continues on the path to recovery.

In May, the company, which was bought by JAB Holdings in 2018, expanded into its own branded supermarket coffee products for the first time, launching a range of coffee beans and pre-grounded coffee on Amazon.

“As people across the UK begin to get back to the things they’ve missed, our new subscription service is perfect for customers who have been craving one of our barista-prepared drinks,” Christou said.

“Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or tea devotee, we hope this new service helps you start your day strong.

“This is just the first step in our plan to bring Pret to more people.

“We now have the building blocks to establish Pret as a multi-channel, digitally-led business, and YourPret Barista is the first big launch we’re able to deliver through our new technology platform.”

with PA Wires

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