Companies team up to bring fresh, handmade food to the heart of downtown Chicago
Target is pleased to announce that Pret A Manger will open an additional Chicago location in the State Street CityTarget, located at the Sullivan Center in the former Carson Pirie Scott building, when the store opens in July 2012. The Chicago CityTarget offers many firsts for the Minnesota retailer, including its first store location in a U.S. Historic landmark.
“We believe Pret A Manger will help us provide guests in downtown Chicago with the exceptional, complete shopping experience they have come to expect from Target,” said Annette Miller, senior vice president, grocery, for Target. “Our Chicago CityTarget guests can pop in for a fresh sandwich or salad during their regular visits to our store for groceries or apartment essentials.”
As previously announced, Target will open the first round of small-format CityTarget stores in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2012. CityTarget will offer urban dwellers, commuters and tourists the convenience of one-stop shopping with an affordable grocery selection, everyday essentials, on-trend fashions and exclusive designer collections. Pret A Manger will provide Chicago CityTarget guests with a fresh, natural selection of grab-and-go sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee and more.
“We are very excited about launching in this landmark space and are delighted to have been invited into Target,” said Martin Bates, President of Pret A Manger US. “It’s another great opportunity to provide busy Chicagoans with healthy, fresh and tasty Pret food.”
Target and Pret A Manger are committed to giving back to the communities in which they do business. The companies both place a high value on supporting their teams and serve as strong advocates for health and well-being.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,762 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood
About Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger is headquartered in London where they opened their first store in 1986. Pret is a privately held company and now has over 265 store locations in the UK, Hong Kong, New York, Washington DC and Chicago. With a kitchen in every store, Pret creates handmade, natural, preservative-free food prepared fresh from scratch every day. Pret A Manger means “Ready To Eat” in name and concept; it is fresh, convenient food – fast. Any unsold food at the end of the day is donated to charities working with the hungry. In Chicago, Pret supports The Greater Chicago Food Depository.