Pret A Manger in partnership with JDE Peet’s, which claims to be the world’s leading pure-play coffee and tea company, announced plans to trial a new unattended coffee kiosk. Pret Express described as a smart, self-service coffee-to-go solution providing Pret’s 100% organic coffee and tea.
• Pret A Manger to trial Pret Express, a 24/7 self-service coffee-to-go solution;
• Next step in Pret Transformation strategy, designed to bring Pret to more people, including plan to open 200 new UK shops over next two years;
• Pret Express will bring Pret’s 100% organic coffee and teas directly into workplaces and convenience stores; and
• Trial follows recent introduction of new aluminum coffee pods range, the first venture under the partnership between Pret and JDE Peet’s.
Pret Express will be introduced in convenience stores, forecourts, universities, healthcare facilities and workplaces, offering the same favorite organic coffees and teas customers enjoy in Pret shops in places where Pret Baristas aren’t able to operate.
This is the next step in Pret’s transformation plan to bring Pret to more people, following the launch of the UK’s first coffee subscription last year. Pret plans to open 200 more shops across the UK over the next two years.
Pret recently announced plans to double the size of its business within the next five years, and is aiming to hire at least 3,000 team members and baristas by the end of 2023.
JDE Peet’s will be providing the self-service technology and capabilities, with bespoke furniture designed exclusively for Pret. Each Pret Express coffee station offers a large range of slow roasted 100% organic specialty coffees and fresh organic milk combinations, as well as teas, a first in the self-serve coffee-to-go sector.
Each solution will create up to 21 drink recipes and everything is included; from ingredients to machine and housing installation, each machine comes with its own cashless payment terminal and service packages standard.