Opportunity of a lunchtime: Former Pret MD will reveal how to maximize “magic two-hour lunch window”

Retail consultant Andrew Walker – former managing director of Pret A Manger – will share his observations and expertise on the highly competitive lunchtime market during a headline Keynote at this year’s lunch! trade show 

Walker’s session – ‘Maximising your lunchtime opportunity’, will take place on the opening day of the sixth annual lunch! exhibition, which returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, over 26-27 September.

Drawing on over 12 years of experience working at Pret, including four years as director of operations, then four-and-a-half-years as UK managing director (during which time sales grew from £223m to £350m and EBITDA doubled to £58m), he’ll divulge strategies on how retailers can maximise their sales during the “magic two hour [lunch] window”.

“While innovation is hugely important it’s not the only route to success,” says Walker.  “A customer-focused approach to service and planning your menu can be equally important.”

lunch! 2013 ­– organized by Natural Products publisher Diversified UK – will showcase the latest new food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technologies from 290 exhibiting companies at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 26-27 September.

• For further information and to register for a free trade pass, visit www.lunchshow.co.uk and use priority code LUNPR2 where prompted.