U.S. Craft Beer Sales Dominate the South American Market

Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mexico has its tequila, Cuba has rum, Brazilians drink caipirinhas and now America has craft beer.  Though the U.K. holds the most breweries per capita, the U.S. remains the largest producer of craft beer with 5,000+ breweries.  In fact, the craft beer revolution has become so strong and established in Europe and North America that the trend has begun trickling southwards and is dominating sales in places like Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru.

“Sales of craft beer in Latin America are growing at between 20% and 40% a year, depending on which country you’re in,” said Daniel Trivelli in a 2016 BBC News article.  President of Copa Cervezas de America, one of the region’s biggest craft beer contests, Trivelli said craft beer sales in Chile grew nearly 25% from the previous year, which represented only 2% of the overall beer market in 2016.

Craft beer is a trend the world over, and South America is jumping on the bandwagon as its culinary scene continues to progress at an astounding rate, its craft brewing scene is getting global recognition through its introduction of America’s most popular and beloved flavors.  Here are a few of the popular craft beers from America you can find on your next visit to Central and South America:

Chub Scotch Ale • Oskar Blues Oskar Blues Brewery • Colorado

Oskar Blues Chub Scotch Ale, which was rated amongst the top 50 beers on Ratebeer comes from a funky little brew pub in Longmont, Colorado.  The dark brown color features a beautiful Beige cream reveals notes of cocoa, coffee, dried and smoked dark fruit.  Its potent alcoholic strength of 8% balances well between its sweet and slightly bitter taste.  From the brewery that began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, the scotch ale tastes strong with big and deliciously complex flavors.

Even More Jesus • Evil Twin Brewing • New York

A black color and a persistent foam contain an aroma espresso, chocolate, and caramel.  This complex beer produced in limited quantities features an intense flavor of chocolate, coffee, and brown sugar.  Its sweet flavor, high body, and dry coffee aftertaste are recognizable throughout all 12% of its alcohol volume making it worthy of the vote of one of the best breweries in the world.

Independence Pass Ale • Aspen Brewing Company • Aspen, Colorado

Ideal for the adventurous home cook, the Independence Pass Ale is for the friend in the group who doesn’t like IPAs but wants to look like they like IPAs.  This hoppy yet balanced, high altitude rendition of the classic India Pale Ale style won Gold Medals two years in a row at the World Beer Cup, the most prestigious beer competition in the world.  A major catalyst for Aspen Brewing Company, this high-altitude rendition of the classic IPA boasts an all-around fuller flavor and smells of strong caramelized malts when you pour the off-white, hazy and “chunky” amber body into the pint.

Funk-n-Delicious, Belgian-Style Blueberry Sour Ale • Oceanside Ale Works San Diego  

Tastes as sour as blueberry jack hammer to the tongue with a hazy amber color and a thin, white, frothy head. Dedicated to using only the freshest hops and finest barleys, Oceanside Ale Works gifts to the world a series of Belgian style blonde ales spontaneously fermented with wild airborne yeast Blueberry, Peach, and Strawberry.  The Lambic/Belgian sours, aged in Johannesburg Riesling barrels with organic blueberries, gives off a mild sweet aroma and flavor of Belgian sugar, champagne, and grains.  One of the few remaining manual brew houses in the country, this 20-barrel brewery produces a hand-crafted beer with a 6% ABV you are sure to remember.  Whether you’re relaxing in luxury in Peru’s upscale Miraflores district, soaking up the arts in Sao Paulo, or experimenting with flavors in Argentina the craft beer revolution can be found nearby.

About Velour Imports
Velour Imports Limited Liability Company is an export management company which distributes alcoholic beverages through the solicitation of sales of wine, beer, and ciders to a rising number of luxury resorts and hotels around the world. The staff secures purchase orders from approved distributors, importers and agents, in addition to developing brand recognition to help increase those sales. The organization holds federal and state export licenses in compliance with the laws and regulations that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The company secures compliance, sales authority, and arranges logistics of product directly from manufacturers.

Announcing easy access to American craft beer, Velour Imports sponsored the BeerFluence #localgoesglobal, social media campaign. Running until November 4th, each week features product reviews from a different blogger, homebrewer, or journalist from Brazil, Panama, the Cayman Islands, or the U.S. For full campaign details, or a list of to participating partners, visit velourimports.online.

Millennium India All Set to Regale FoodPro 2017 with Innovative POS Technology

CHENNAI, India, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —   Millennium India, the pioneer in Point of Sale (POS) technology in India, will be part of over 300 strong contingent of business verticals who will be showcasing their products, services and technology associated with food and beverage industry at the three-day Foodpro 2017 exhibition which will be held from September 7 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.

Millennium has been partnered with Allmark Solutions, a leading weighing scale and other store infrastructure products supplier, along with well-known POS brands POSIFLEX, HONEYWELL and GoDEX to showcase their technology prowess on Point of Sale and other supportive products to business visitors, vendors and prospective entrepreneurs at the event.

The 12th edition of Foodpro 2017 is India’s biennial event on Food Processing, Packaging & Food Technology, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

The food expo will witness exhibitors dealing with food processing technology and machinery, refrigeration and cold chain system, process and packaged food, bakery equipment, kitchen equipment, hospitality products, barcoding and Point of sale technology will look forward for new business opportunities, collaborations, networking and brand promotion and will get updates on innovations and technology.

Bhaskar Venkatraman

On being part of the mega food expo, Bhaskar Venkatraman, CEO and Director of Millennium India said: Foodpro gives an opportunity to showcase our entire range of products to retail businesses which include, manufacturers, re-sellers, hospitality owners, packaging, food processing, cold storage and other logistics service providers. We have world-class technology products of Point of Sale and other store supportive products, and we are here to enhance the awareness of retail business owners on the advantages of using top-notch POS products for their business growth.”

Commenting on the importance of conducting such an event, a CII official said: “India continued to be one of the top producers in number of food grains, fruits, dairy products and poultry & meat products. At the same time, we lag behind most of the developed countries and also some of the developing Southeast Asian countries in terms of processing and value addition. This is resulting in lower returns on investments, very high wastage (up to 28% in some cases) and lower shelf life. Hence it is essential to increase the awareness on the importance of food processing and packaging. FOODPRO exhibition will help businesses to work towards adding value to processed foods and increase shelf life.”

To add value to the show and focus of the growing food sector, CII has added two more verticals – ColdStoRe and T-Food – as concurrent shows to Foodpro2017.

ColdStoRe will focus on the complete cold chain right from primary cold storage facility for food grains and fruits at Farm Level to high end cold storage for meat and food products including the important sector of Cold / Refrigerated Transportation.

Exhibitors profile will include companies that provide equipment, tools, and technologies that support the infrastructure and operations of the cold chain from design to build & operate. The focus will also be on third-party cold storage and refrigeration logistics and all forms of refrigerated transportation, Import/export facilities and services.

T-Food, a traditional food festival will try to bring the awareness about the traditional and local foods. This show will showcase the processed traditional food in healthy way, newer recipes of cooking traditional foods and will provide an opportunity to entrepreneurs to show case the developments in processing of traditional food.

CII will be organizing conferences on food processing technology, cold chain technology and workshop on traditional food with demonstration which will be addressed and conducted by experts in respective fields.

The event will be an ideal platform for the above profile companies to further strengthen their business and brand awareness and also to showcase their latest solutions to the user industry across sector.

About Millennium India

Established in 2002, Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt Ltd has been in the forefront of providing Point of Sale (POS) technology products and solutions to Indian businesses through astute marketing strategy supported by huge partners’ network across India.

Having associated with world’s leading POS brands, Millennium understands the growing demands of retailers better than anyone else irrespective of their size, stature and nature of business, and offers comprehensive, advanced and sustainable solutions to enhance their business.

Headquartered in Chennai and having branches all major cities in India, Millennium has a clear vision of empowering millions of unorganized small and medium enterprises spread across the country by automating their transaction activities and make them competitive with established market peers.

As the national distributor of leading multinational POS brands including Epson, Posiflex, Casio, Toshiba, Honeywell, Godex, and Opticon, Millennium offers POS solutions to corporate brands, retail giants and SMEs across India.

For Media Contact:

K Ramanathan

Content Head and Media Coordinator,

Millennium India, India.

hand phone: +91 9384612789

email: ram (at) justransact (dot) com

Glasgow Fort gets new retail, food and beverage lettings following completion of new £12 million Leisure Quarter

Glasgow Fort gets new retail, food and beverage lettings following completion of new £12 million Leisure Quarter


London, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land and Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) announce a flurry of new retail, food and beverage lettings at Glasgow Fort. These lettings follow the completion of the new £12 million Leisure Quarter which features four restaurants and a 600-space multi-storey car park. The car park provides 30% additional parking capacity to accommodate increasing customer numbers.

  • Superdry has signed for its largest store in Glasgow and its first out-of-town store in the UK taking 12,000 sq ft on a 10 year lease
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen (3,000 sq ft, 15 year lease) and Thai street food operator Thaikhun (3,750 sq ft, 15 year lease) have taken space at the new Leisure Quarter
  • Paperchase has taken its first Scottish out-of-town store with 2,000 sq ft on a 10 year lease
  • Smiggle is set to open its first out-of-town store in the UK taking 1,000 sq ft on a 10 year lease
  • YO! Sushi will transform the centre’s entrance with a 2,300 sq ft restaurant on a 20 year lease
  • Costa has upsized and will open one of its largest UK units taking 3,500 sq ft on a 10 year lease
  • Footasylum has signed for 5,000 sq ft on a 10 year lease
  • Pret a Manger will operate a bespoke 2,500 sq ft glazed pod featuring a green living wall on a 20 year lease
  • Tessuti will complement the centre’s extensive fashion offering by sharing a 10,000 sq ft store with Scotts on a 15 year lease
  • Waterstones has signed for 3,300 sq ft on a 10 year lease
  • Café Rouge has taken 3,900 sq ft on a 15 year lease for its first Scottish out-of-town restaurant
  • Nando’s which has traded very successfully since first opening at Glasgow Fort has extended into an adjacent unit almost doubling its space to 4,700 sq ft on a 15 year lease
  • JD Sports has also doubled its space at the centre and will open a 10,000 sq ft store on a 15 year lease
  • Mamas & Papas has moved within the centre to a new 5,000 sq ft unit on a 15 year lease.

James Duck, Asset Manager for British Land, said: “Glasgow Fort is a great example of how we’re creating outstanding places that reflect people’s changing lifestyles, and there’s more to come.

“Glasgow Fort’s continued outperformance gave us the confidence to develop the Leisure Quarter increasing the breadth and depth of our food and beverage offering and providing an additional 600 car parking spaces to accommodate growing customer numbers.”

The Leisure Quarter features a unique CorTen rusted steel design and introduces a new palette of materials to the centre including a living green canopy and walls, sustainably sourced timber and natural ventilation to enhance wellbeing. The development provides almost 3,000 sq ft of outdoor dining space, green public spaces, an improved public realm and children’s pocket parks providing places to gather, socialise and play in between the restaurants.

Delivery of the Leisure Quarter follows the opening of a £35.5 million retail extension anchored by a full-line 80,000 sq ft M&S in 2015 and a £9 million leisure extension in 2013. The extensions have changed the demographic of people shopping at the centre and delivered footfall increases.

Glasgow Fort is ranked as the top UK centre in its category by Javelin (Venuescore 2016) and is the top centre in its category in Scotland according to CACI.

Glasgow Fort has a catchment of over 2 million people and now features 90 leading shopping and leisure brands including Zara, Pandora, Topshop, River Island, Fat Face, KIKO Milano, schuh and Wagamama. Glasgow Fort has extended opening hours until 10pm, the longest of any Scottish centre, with 50% of trade taking place after 5pm.

British Land and HUT are represented by Paradigm and Cushman & Wakefield.

Notes to Editors

About British Land

We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality UK commercial property, focused on Retail and London Offices and Residential. We own or manage total assets of £19.0 billion (British Land share is £13.9 billion) as valued at 30 September 2016. Our properties are home to over 1,200 different organisations ranging from international brands to local start-ups.

Our strategy is to create Places People Prefer. It is based on long term trends and creates a portfolio suited to current and future needs which are aligned to modern lifestyles. We employ our placemaking skills, and increasingly our mixed-use expertise to expand the appeal to a broader range of occupiers and drive long term performance.

Retail accounts for 49% of our portfolio. We create outstanding places for modern consumer lifestyles, places to shop, eat and be entertained. Comprising over 20 million sq ft of Retail and Leisure space across regional and local multi-let destinations, superstores, department stores and leisure assets, the Retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.

Office and Residential accounts for 49% of our portfolio. It comprises 7.6 million sq ft of well-connected office-led campuses and ‘campus-lite’ clusters of high quality buildings. Office campuses include Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate (50% share) in the City. Other assets include York House, 10 Portman Square and Marble Arch House and our residential assets are at Clarges Mayfair, The Hempel Collection and Aldgate Place.

Two per cent of our portfolio is at Canada Water – a 46 acre redevelopment opportunity in our medium term pipeline to create a new mixed-use urban centre for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places become part of their local communities and promote health, improve productivity and increase enjoyment. We protect asset value through energy generation and efficiency, materials innovation and flood risk reduction and we develop skills and opportunities to help local people and businesses grow.

In April 2016 British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over the last five years.

Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.

About Hercules Unit Trust

Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) is a Jersey-based closed-ended property unit trust with a fixed life which has been extended to 2020, and is subject to further extension with unit holder consent. HUT’s primary investment focus is major retail properties in the United Kingdom and, in particular, those properties that offer a critical mass of retailing and, where possible, have the benefit of Open A1 planning consent.

HUT is the UK’s largest specialist retail warehouse property unit trust. As at 31 March 2016, the Trust owned and managed 12 regional and local centres, including Glasgow Fort in Glasgow and 50% of Fort Kinnaird in Edinburgh, providing in total around 3.5 million sq ft of space. Key tenants of the centres include Primark, Next, Boots, M&S, Arcadia, H&M, New Look, JD Sports and TK Maxx. British Land is Property Adviser to HUT and Crestbridge Hercules Management IC is the Manager.

Crestbridge Hercules Management IC

Crestbridge Hercules Management IC is a cell company subsidiary of Crestbridge Management ICC, part of the Crestbridge group of companies. Crestbridge is an independent provider of administration, management and corporate governance services. Crestbridge Hercules Management IC is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Investor Relation:
Jonathan Rae
British Land
020 7467 2938

Media Relation:
Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Jackie Janssen
British Land
020 7467 3449

Emma Hammond
FTI Consulting
020 3727 1227

Gordon Simpson
Finsbury Group
020 7251 3801

Source: British Land


Food and beverage will be omni-present at MAPIC 2016 in Cannes, 16 to 18 November

Food and beverage will be omni-present at MAPIC 2016 in Cannes, 16 to 18 November
Food and beverage will be omni-present at MAPIC 2016 in Cannes, 16 to 18 November


Paris, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the global consumer demand for unique and impactful dining experiences in malls and shopping destinations reaching an all-time high, food and beverage will be omni-present at MAPIC 2016.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, the International Retail Real Estate Market will be held in Cannes from 16 to 18 November.

Yo! Sushi, Villa Restaurant Group, Bagelstein, Rossopomodoro, Fruitisimo, Salad Box, Mövenpick, Dunkin’ Brands and Orientis are just some of the food and beverage retailers attending MAPIC 2016 for the first time. They will be joining a host of returning MAPIC F&B attendees including Five Guys, Ben&Jerry’s, Pret-A-Manger, Leonidas, Burger King, Subway and Illy Café.

According to research conducted by JLL in November 2015, F&B concepts have doubled the area occupied in shopping malls from 7% to 15% of the GLA in the last 10 years. JLL expects that this percentage will climb to 20% by 2025 (it is already 25% in Asia). Analyses show that customers who consume food during a visit to a shopping centre spend on average 27 minutes more in the centre and are spending 18% more on their total purchases.

“In a new online world, experience is king and gastronomy will be the social glue that will hold retail spaces of the future together. The rise in online sales means that consumers are looking for leisure and culinary experiences from their shopping centre visits as this is something that is still impossible to do online. Well-configured and complementary dining and drinking provision can add real diversity and vitality to major city markets worldwide, and can often boost consumers’ shopping experience and dwell time, as well as giving consumers a reason to keep coming back. This is only set to rise,” explains Jonathan Doughty, Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting, JLL Foodservice Consulting.

Jonathan Doughty will be speaking in the headlining food and beverage conference session at MAPIC entitled, Savouring New Italian F&B Experiences, alongside Ezio Balarini, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Autogrill; Vincenzo Ferrieri, Owner of Cioccolatitaliani; Mario Pascucci, CEO of Caffè Pascucci and Gianandrea Gropplero Di Troppenburg, Development Manager of Cigierre. The session will delve into food and beverage, with international case studies from gourmet dining to food concepts. Just what aromas and flavours will increase shopping centres’ success? And what about the incorporation of digital tools into the F&B experience?

So just how is online-to-offline (MAPIC 2016’s main focus) impacting the world of food and beverage?

The worlds of dining and digital will blend on the Kodisoft stand, located in the MAPIC Innovation Forum. Kodisoft will be exhibiting its digital screen tables which can be used in restaurants and bars to provide interactive entertainment and service with new-age diners. Dmytro Kostyk, CEO of Interactive Mall Technology (Kodisoft), will be pitching the solution to MAPIC attendees on Wednesday, November 17, where he will discuss the case of shopping online while eating offline, as well as uncovering hidden potential of food courts and the power of interactivity – why the table is the new TV?

On-demand food delivery service Deliveroo – which operates in over 100 cities across the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong – will be making its MAPIC debut this year. Deliveroo will be taking part in the panel session:The O2O Experience – Welcome to my Digital World (16 November) and will be discussing how they are creating a unique solution for restaurants and creating communities around food.

Click to Bricks & Innovative Retail: Be Connected to the New American Dream! (16 November) is a panel session that will look at the online-to-offline subject from the US market perspective and will feature two key food and beverage sector representatives. Patrick McIntyre, Director of Global Retail at MARS and Darren Williams, Country Director of T2 Tea will be discussing how O2O is an integral part their companies’ US strategy.

Another industry trend that food and beverage is greatly impacting on is specialty leasing. A number of F&B brands will be exhibiting in the new MAPIC Specialty Leasing Lounge – a brand-new exhibition space that celebrates the power of the pop-up business and will see over 30 brands exhibiting for a half day on a rotational basis. Participants include French ice cream-maker iceRoll, which prepares unique ice cream rolls using a plate cooled to -30°C and Jacketz, a Dutch mono-product retailer that has elevated the humble jacket potato into a gourmet on-the-go meal. Others include Emilie’s Cookies, Gagao, Pep’s and Maison Poulé.

Find out more about MAPIC 2016 in our pressroom.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIP CANCUN and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK, and MIPIM Japan for the real estate industry and MAPIC, Retail Real Estate Market brought by MAPIC in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy in Milan for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully-staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com


For more information on MAPIC, please contact:

My-Lan CAO
Press Director
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 44

Jessica Whyte
Press Manager
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 46

Source: MAPIC

Paradies Lagardère awarded eight new specialty retail and travel essential stores at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

ATLANTA , 2016-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, was awarded eight new specialty retail and travel essential stores at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). After conducting specific outreach and research with local and regional businesses, Paradies Lagardère created the winning bids with several leading national brands, as well as popular locally-themed concepts that will create a sense of place and highlight the personality and culture of the surrounding communities.


“We are thrilled and very appreciative of this opportunity to continue and expand our very strong relationship with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and deliver these highly-recognized national and local brands in Terminal 4,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “From the iconic TODAY and Brooks Brothers brands to the popularity of Phoenix’s own Roosevelt Row, our diverse mix of specialty and travel essential retail offerings will be a great complement to the airport and a strong fit for the passengers in this market.”

Additional details:

The specialty retail and travel essential/news and gift stores proposed in Paradies Lagardère’s winning bids for Terminal 4 includes:

Travel Essentials/News and Gift Locations:

  • TODAY – Pioneered by NBC News in 1952, TODAY is a leading morning news broadcast providing the latest in domestic and international news, weather, entertainment and sports. This themed travel essential store showcases a thorough selection of newspapers, magazines, beverages, electronic accessories, gourmet snacks, HBA items, and TODAY-branded merchandise.
  • NBC 12 News – Celebrating and championing the people of Arizona, 12 News is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix and serves more than two million people every day. This connection to Phoenix and Arizona will be well represented in this travel essential store that offers items most desired by passengers, including electronic accessories, popular magazines and newspapers, beverages, snacks, HBA items, and more.
  • Arizona Highways – A Paradies Lagardère customized concept, this unique travel essential store takes pride in offering community-inspired products through local partnerships. Great for any traveler to obtain a refreshing beverage, healthy snack or local publication, as well as pick up an Arizona-themed gift for the trip home.

Specialty Retail:

  • Roosevelt Row (souvenirs) – A centerpiece to a newly-energized downtown and a national art showcase, Roosevelt Row is the perfect theme for this new Marketplace that will offer a rotating selection of Phoenix-specific products, gifts and wow-inducing items. From a Made In Arizona Boutique section to items generated through our partnerships with the Botanical Gardens and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), Roosevelt Row will be a “must stop” for PHX passengers.
  • Brooks Brothers – Brooks Brothers is an institution that has shaped American style – for men and women – through fashion innovation, quality, personal service, and exceptional value. As the exclusive airport operator, Paradies Lagardère is proud to offer travelers quality dress shirts, suits, ties, dresses, and fashion accessories.
  • Cactus Candy – The Cactus Candy Company has been creating candies, jellies, marmalades and syrups out of the prickly pear cactus since 1942. The brand has been an Arizona icon for more than 70 years and will now make its way into Phoenix Sky Harbor with two locations.
  • iStore – iStore offers personal mobile devices and accessories “for your digital life” including tablets, e-readers and headphones from leading brands such as Apple, Sony, Bose, and more. The only Apple specialist with more than four years of experience in North American airports, iStore offers a unique airport shopping experience, allowing travelers to directly interact with mobile technologies.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver casual and quick serve restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceed the expectations for our airport partners and travelers.


Media Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 404 494 3419
Mobile: 470 455 1843
Email Nicole
Mail:  2849 Paces Ferry Road, Overlook 1 – 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA

Source: Paradies Lagardère

SSP America awarded 10 year contract to develop and operate Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market at Portland International Airport

  • SSP showcase locally acclaimed Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen plus a marketplace full of regional products

LONDON, 2016-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a 10 year contract by the Port of Portland Commission to develop and operate Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market at Portland International Airport.  Positioned at the entrance to Concourse C, the unit will occupy over 3,000 square feet of retail space.

Inspired by Portland’s dynamic food culture, SSP America paired local culinary titan, Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen with a bespoke market concept designed specifically for PDX, featuring an abundance of regionally produced artisan food products, wines and craft beers.

Chef/owner, Ken Gordon, commented, “Kenny & Zuke’s is so thrilled to be opening our location at Portland International Airport this coming fall.  We think we can be a tremendous addition to PDX as the Pacific Northwest’s best artisan delicatessen.”

SSP America’s chief executive officer, Michael Svagdis, said, “SSP America is proud to be partnering with Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen and to showcase a taste of the Pacific Northwest’s most celebrated food and drink at Portland International. We are always proud to bring exceptional local brands to the airport’s global stage, and the food here is worthy of the world’s attention.  This is a win for all—for Portland International, the Portland Community, these local culinary heroes and the nearly 17 million annual travelers to PDX.”

Kenny & Zuke’s has been the culinary leader of the Northwest’s traditional deli scene since 2007.  Using time-honored methods, faithful to the art of handcrafting authentic deli foods, Chef Ken Gordon has been at the forefront of today’s deli renaissance—serving patrons scratched cooked meals made with fresh, local ingredients.

At their hometown airport, Chef Gordon’s hand-rolled bagels will draw passengers throughout every day part, but his famous pastrami will take center-stage glory—sandwiched solo with mustard on rye, or griddled in The Classic Reuben—this is the meat that started a cult following.

On the merchandise shelves, baskets and in the chill cases, local, Oregon-centric goods will abound.  Featured items include chocolates from Alma & Fran’s, Three Little Figs confits and chutneys and savoury snacks from Oregon Orchard and Portland Fruit & Nut Co., as well as Portland-made condiments, Quin candies, Tillamook cheeses and Misty Meadow jams, jellies and honey.

At the bar, travelers are invited to relax with one of the many locally crafted beers or regional wines—paired with a Kenny & Zuke’s classic deli plate, passengers can enjoy a memorable taste of place with every sip and bite!

The lease is part of a three-phase, multi-year, $19.8 million project to refresh PDX concessions through 2018 and highlight the best of local, regional and popular national brands.  Over the past 20 years, PDX has garnered multiple industry awards from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) as well as Airport Revenue News (ARN) for their concessions program and concessions management team.

Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market will open in the autumn of 2016.

SOURCE: SSP Group plc

If you have a press enquiry, please call Clare Williams at Templemere Public Relations on +44 (0) 1483 243 546 or press.office@ssp-intl.com

Waitrose, Provides Clarence Court Eggs To Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel In An Attempt To Produce The World’s Largest Scotch Egg

Waitrose, in collaboration with Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel, has helped make the largest recorded Scotch egg. The supermarket chain supplied special exclusive Clarence Court Ostrich eggs to create the meaty mélange which weighed in at 6.2kg, the equivalent to a bowling ball.

In order to break the previous record, Clarence Court called upon Lee Streeton, Executive Chef at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel. Using a number of fresh groceries including 1.7kg ostrich egg, 4kg of Gloucester Old Spot sausage-meat, 940g of haggis and 800g of breadcrumbs for the coating, the entire cooking process took more than eight hours, with ninety minutes alone spent boiling the egg.

The ultimate picnic food, the Scotch egg is a prime example of authentic, indigenous, hearty British produce. Contrary to popular belief, it was not invented by the Scots but rather the London food shop Fortnum & Mason, who first concocted this portable version of sausage and eggs in 1738.

Clarence Court Director, Lisa Rowe, said, “As industry innovators, we are delighted to be able to work with Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel to produce this super-sized snack. The ostrich egg is the latest – and largest – addition to our range, so it only seemed fitting to let Lee Streeton have a bit of fun with it and cook up something rather different for The Albemarle carving trolley.”

Streeton added, “Genuine Scotch eggs epitomise good, honest food, so what could be better than making an extra large version using the best of British? As a chef that is passionate about sourcing local fresh foods, it has been enormous fun to re-create this much-loved picnic staple and champion a food that has been part of our history for hundreds of years.”

About Waitrose:
Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

Via EPR Network
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