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Pret a Manger retail coffee removed from Tesco’s shelves

Pret a Manger retail coffee removed from Tesco’s shelves

September 7 - 2022

Coffee Geography Magazine


Pret a Manger’s Original Espresso Blend coffee beans and pods, Classic Blend ground coffee and pods, and Single-Origin Peru ground coffee have all disappeared from Tesco shelves in the UK. Pret launched the coffee range in May 2020 to target locked-in Brits due to Covid 19 who were “missing the brand from their daily lives”. The company confirmed its retail coffee range was not currently available at Tesco and advised the range was still listed at other retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Ocado.

Tesco PLC is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, England. It has shops in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as a group of market stalls in Hackney, London. The company has expanded globally since the early 1990s, with operations in 11 other countries in the world. The company pulled out of the US in 2013, but as of 2018 continues to see growth elsewhere.
Prêt à manger is an international coffee shop franchise chain based in the United Kingdom, popularly referred to as simply Pret. Founded in 1983, Pret currently has over 460 shops in the UK, with 324 locations in London alone. Jeffrey Hyman founded the first Prêt à manger in London on 21 October 1983. The first Prêt à manger shop opened in Hampstead, London, in 1984. The name Prêt à Manger, ready to eat was based on prêt-à-porter, French for "ready-to-wear" clothing.