A member of a Jollibee crew packs food for a customer inside a Jollibee franchise in Metro Manila. Photo: Reuters

Hard to digest: why Philippines’ Jollibee wants to buy Pret A Manger – for ‘US$1 billion’

Deal between the fast food giant and the British chain could be healthy for both, even if not everyone’s convinced

Topic |   Mergers & Acquisitions

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A member of a Jollibee crew packs food for a customer inside a Jollibee franchise in Metro Manila. Photo: Reuters
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.