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London — Pret a Manger, the coffee and sandwich shop whose expansion symbolised London’s thriving economy before the coronavirus, is shifting towards the suburbs after lockdowns left employers allowing more staff to work from home.

CEO Pano Christou said he had scrapped Pret’s “follow the skyscraper” expansion programme focused on city-centre locations. Now, growth will come from deliveries, a loyalty programme, sales in supermarkets and by moving stores to where customers are living outside of London...

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