Featuring in-depth conversations with leading figures from the world of retail, this is The Retail Exchange’s informed interview series. Hear from the finest minds and inspiring thinkers as they share insights into delivering success and get to the heart of the industry’s big issues.

The fast food industry is notoriously competitive. In this edition of ‘The Interview’, we sit down with John Vincent, the co-founder of Leon Restaurants. Originally recorded at World Retail Congress 2018 in Madrid earlier this year, he takes business broadcaster Ben Bland through the story of the brand’s growth and its ‘family’ ethos, and talks passionately about his views on the issue of sustainable capitalism.

Guidance: Contains some strong language.



Posted On
16th October 2018
Ben Bland
John Vincent




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