SSP appoints Dr. Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of DACH & FRABEL regions

SSP appoints Dr. Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of DACH & FRABEL regions

 

London, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Dr. Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of DACH & FRABEL. Doerschuck (43) was previously CCO of TUI Deutschland and responsible for the DACH region as well as Poland – a five billion euro business with a portfolio of over 40 brands. In addition, he also headed the commercial activities of airline TUIfly.

He will succeed Cornelius Everke, who is leaving the business to take on new career challenges. During the current handover phase, Doerschuck has assumed a position on the SSP Group executive alongside Everke.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of one of our most important and competitive regions,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group. “He has considerable experience in the strategic development of concepts that offer customers a great experience as well as delivering sound commercial results. Doerschuck has also created and fostered the success of a diverse collection of brands.”

During his 10 years with SSP, Everke was closely involved with the refinancing of the business and its successful IPO as well as the integration of the DACH region. Commenting on the success of the DACH and FRABEL regions under Everke’s tenure, Swann continued; “We have seen sustained and profitable expansion over recent years in these markets, as well as a significant development of the brand portfolio. I would like to thank Cornelius for all his efforts, and wish him the very best in his future ventures.”

Source: SSP

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SSP Group opens new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport

SSP Group opens new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport

 

LONDON, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport. The restaurant, situated at Gate A, has been created by Patrick Rüther and star chef Tim Mälzer, who travelled to Dusseldorf to celebrate the restaurant’s grand opening.

As the German word Hausmann’s (which means ‘plain fare’) implies, travellers can expect home-style German cuisine that is honest and authentic, but with a contemporary twist.

SSP has signed a lease for seven years with Dusseldorf Airport and is set to open six more food and beverage units in 2017 with a further unit to follow in 2019. The company expects a total annual turnover of 112 million euros over the contractual period, and will employ 174 people.

With Hausmann’s, Rüther and Mälzer wanted to bring a ‘cosy, homespun vibe’ to Duesseldorf airport, which is encapsulated by the traditional home cooked German fare through to the oak-wood and vintage interior. Hausman’s motto, is to serve the best German cuisine at any time of day, from breakfast of fruits, sandwiches, and smoothies as well as savoury lunchtime classics such as roasted chicken or knuckle of veal, and an after work craft beer. Regional and sustainably produced ingredients are used across the menu.

Thomas Schnalke, chairman of the management board Dusseldorf Airport, said: “We are very happy that Patrick Rüther and Tim Mälzer chose our airport in which to open their second restaurant in Dusseldorf.  Hausmann’s provides our passengers with another fantastic gastronomy option. Our passengers should always feel comfortable here, that is why we work continuously with strong partners like SSP to offer an individual, modern and wide range of services that respond to the demands of our rapidly changing airline world. Hausmann’s is a very good example of how airport restaurants of the future will look like.“

”Together with Patrick Rüther and Tim Mälzer, we have perfectly integrated the Hausmann’s concept, not only with the experience at the Dusseldorf  airport, but also with the travellers’ demands. Guests from all over the world can experience a first-class, regional and creative culinary service, no matter how much time they have, whether that’s five or fifty minutes,“ said Cornelius Everke, CEO SSP DACH & FRABEL.

The new airport restaurant, measuring approximately 400 square metres, is very similar to its namesakes in the old town of Dusseldorf. A combination of vintage and modern elements, oak-wood and steel, artwork and industrial lighting above the tables creates an informal and urban atmosphere.

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SSP awarded £41 million contract to operate nine bakery and snack outlets at Frankfurt Airport

LONDON, 2016-Apr-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has won a five-year contract valued at approximately £41 million to operate nine bakery and snack outlets at Frankfurt Airport. The new units, which are located both landside and airside in the airport’s Terminal 1, will open between 2016 and 2018.

The win will see the company open seven new units featuring well-known German premium bakery chains including Ditsch and two Heberer Traditional Bakeries which will be located airside, as well as one Wiener Feinbäcker Heberer located landside. In addition, two well-known bakery names, German high-street favourite self-service bakery Backwerk and two outlets of French-inspired premium brand Le Crobag, will make their first appearance at Frankfurt Airport. It will also continue to operate two existing SSP outlets – a mobile perfect day café and bakery Kamps Backstube.

Ute Pohl, senior vice president of airport retailing at Fraport, the operator of Frankfurt Airport said; “This new venture underscores SSP’s role as a strong partner, which has the capability and knowledge to understand the needs of our customers. SSP’s ability to enhance the units with a stronger take away focus, as well as high levels of food service and operational excellence will undoubtedly drive sales in this very busy terminal.”

Cornelius Everke, CEO of SSP DACH and FRABEL, said; “SSP’s well-balanced brand offer, meeting the needs of all relevant customer groups at the terminal, was instrumental in securing the new deal. SSP has operated at Frankfurt Airport for almost a decade, and we are delighted to be building on our relationship with the team here. The brand mix we proposed for this initiative was precisely tailored for Frankfurt, and contains an outstanding line-up.”

SOURCE:  SSP Group plc

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