International Track 200

This London-based chain’s sandwiches, soups and salads are hitting the spot worldwide, with more than 400 stores in five countries, including 310 in the UK, and another 40 planned for this year. In February, Pret opened its first store in Dubai, and is targeting growth in the US and Europe. Overseas sales hit £156.7m in 2015, and total profits rose to £46.4m, the highest on the league table. Pret is led by chief executive Clive Schlee, 57.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank159
CompanyPret A Manger
ActivitySandwich shop operator
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa21.74%
International sales £000s*156,700
Total sales £000s*676,200
Staff9,724
Founded1986
Websitewww.pret.co.uk

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