Darshan Mehta, the managing director of Reliance Brands, said in a statement that the partnership was rooted in the “strong growth potential” of the Pret brand and India’s food and beverage industry.
Mehta said that Pret A Manger — which means “ready to eat” in French — has strong brand recognition in the South Asian country.
Pret A Manger opened in London in 1986 and now has more than 500 shops in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Dubai and Hong Kong. Last September, it announced plans to double the size of the business within five years, including moving into five new markets by the end of 2023.
Reliance Brands said it would “open the food chain across the country starting with major cities and travel hubs,” but a spokesperson declined to share more details.
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