VANCOUVER, 2015-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail North America is pleased to announce the opening of its first Food & Beverage location in Vancouver International Airport (YVR): a Java U coffee shop in Terminal B Domestic. This is LS travel retail’s third Java U location, and the first one in YVR.
Like the city of Montreal that inspired it, the Java U brand smoothly blends the best of North American energy and a unique European style to deliver a fast, convenient and high quality coffee and food offering. Started in 1996 at Concordia University, the concept now boasts about 20 locations, including two in Montreal Trudeau airport, operated by LS.
Known for its creativity, the Java U menu includes classic breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, paninis and salads that are all reinterpreted with exotic flavor combinations, including orange zests, pesto, hummus, and many more. The result is a hip, sophisticated experience delivered with friendly wit and originality. The beverage menu offers espressos, cappuccinos, Americanos, lattes and Java U’s specials, such as the “exotique” and the chai latte. The new YVR location will include a curated selection of Java U’s best-sellers, all delivered with LS’ impeccable customer service.
“We are thrilled to be opening our third Java U location, and to be offering their delicious menu to the West Coast travelers”, said Vadim Motlik, Chief Development Officer at LS travel retail North America. “We would like to thank Java U for a strong, continued partnership, as well as the YVR team for giving us the opportunity to open our first food location in their world-class, award-winning airport”.
“Java-U Cafes & Java-U Food Services Inc. are honored to be part of this successful partnership and growth in the Food & Beverage Category”, said Michael Geminari, CEO/General Manager at Java-U Food Services. “Working with LS and their team of professionals has been a great experience as well as a rewarding one. We are very excited in continuing this positive momentum with them”.
With 19.3 million passengers, Vancouver International Airport is Canada’s second busiest airport. LS travel retail already operates nine retail locations in YVR, in both the domestic and international terminals.