Compass Group subsidiary Select Service Partner has signed a major deal to run cafés in Virgin Megastores in France.

The six-year contract to operate the new Virgin cafés is expected to turn over at least £20m during its lifetime.

Virgin has stores in Paris, Marseilles, Dunkerque and Bordeaux. It expects to open new shops in Paris and other big French cities this year, each containing a Virgin café.

The cafés will include a table-service bar area and restaurant, both serving a range of typical French meals.

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