This London-based chain’s fresh sandwiches, soups and salads are being served from more than 400 outlets in six countries, with a further 40 stores planned for this year. Pret A Manger opened its first shop in Dubai in February and is targeting further growth in the US and Europe. Under chief executive Clive Schlee, 57, sales climbed to £676m last year, an increase of 14% on the previous year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank85
CompanyPret A Manger
ActivitySandwich shop operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m676
Profit £m84
Year endDec 15
Principal shareholdersBridgepoint (69%), founders & management (31%)
Staff9,724
Founded1986
Websitewww.pret.com

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