LONDON, 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is to enhance the facilities at Newcastle International Airport with the opening of a new M&S Food to Go outlet. The new facility is part of a major redevelopment of the airport’s landside facilities. Located in the arrival area, it will welcome its first customers later this year.
Commenting on the new opening, Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland said “This new outlet will provide exactly the right options for passengers. The small format M&S Food to Go (which is the first in the airport sector and ideally suited to the needs of the traveller) means that we can give customers a product range we know they want on their way home – as well as a great coffee offer.”
David Laws, CEO of Newcastle Airport said; “We are delighted with this exciting news, which follows last week’s announcement of a new Caffè Ritazza to be opened later this year. The fact we’ve secured the first M&S Food to Go concept within the airport sector is great news for our customers and demonstrates the strength of our partnership with operator SSP, as well as the steps we’re taking as an airport to create an exceptional customer experience.”
· M&S Food to Go stores are small format stores selling M&S’ high quality, innovative food for ‘on the go’ customers and M&S’ market leading prepared meals. SSP has been operating the M&S brand since 2001, when it opened its first Simply Food outlet at London’s Liverpool Street station. Today the company runs over 50 stores across the UK.
SOURCE: SSP Group plc