The Pret Index

How can we understand the trends in going back to work across the country? For office workers, one way is to look at the ebb and flow of lunchtime sandwiches being bought from chains such as Pret-a-manger. Hence the Pret Index…

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/pret-index

The Pret Index, based on exclusive data from U.K. sandwich chain Pret A Manger Ltd., shows that bankers, corporate lawyers and asset managers are slowly repopulating central London, with last week seeing a notable increase in business. Transaction volume in the City and Canary Wharf areas rose to nearly half of pre-Covid levels last week, the most since U.K. schools reopened in March.