SSP wins prestigious sandwich award

SSP News Release 24-May-2010

SSP has once again won the title En Route Sandwich Retailer of the Year in the UK’s prestigious British Sandwich Association Sammies Awards.

This year, the accolade was awarded to Rail Gourmet Ireland. Commenting on the win, Rail Gourmet Managing Director Kim Bircham said: ‘This award recognises the value we place on excellent product quality and the commercial success we have had through our sophisticated approach to retail. We’re delighted to have won this award, and particularly proud that our colleagues and peers from the industry have recognised our capabilities within the business.’

The Sammies Awards were established in 1995 to highlight and reward the achievements of the best brands in the commercially important UK sandwich industry. The En Route Retailer award is given to the retailer or caterer operating in a travel environment (such as airports or rail stations), judged to have been the most successful in developing their sandwich business. SSP’s Camden Food Co took the title in 2008. SSP’s Upper Crust was the winner in 2003.

Rail Gourmet is one of the world’s leading providers of rail catering services. The company is based in the UK, with contracts in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Norway and Finland. It also operates a number of cross-border operations with Eurostar (London, Paris, Brussels), and with Thalys (Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne).

Its operations cover a broad spectrum of train catering activities and service. These range from menu-development, product sourcing and procurement, supply-chain and logistics management through to a full on-board service of restaurants, cafes and at-seat trolleys. Rail Gourmet operates as an international business within SSP.

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