SSP to run seven additional Starbucks coffee shops across the UK
SSP News Release 27-July-2012
SSP, the leading dedicated provider of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has agreed a deal to take over the operation of seven additional Starbucks coffee shops at airports across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The outlets are at the following locations:
Heathrow Airport – T3 Airside
Heathrow Airport – T5 Satellite C Airside
Heathrow Airport – T5 Airside
Glasgow Airport – Landside
Glasgow Airport – Airside
Belfast International Airport – Airside
Manchester Airport - T1 Airside
This agreement takes the total number of Starbucks stores operated by SSP in the UK to 31, and the seven new stores will add a total of £10 million of sales per year. SSP operates 47 Starbucks coffee shops across the globe in total, and this number will rise to over 50 stores by the end of September. The new deal follows the recent transfer of two units at Liverpool Street station in London to SSP from Starbucks.
SSP has operated the Starbucks brand since 2008. Since that time, it has been instrumental in expanding the presence of the brand across Europe. This new deal has come about as a result of the company’s proven track record of maximising sales for the Starbucks brand, underpinned by the SSP’s depth of experience and knowledge of the sector.
Kris Engskov, UK MD of Starbucks, said; ‘Starbucks has been working with SSP for many years in the UK and Europe and it's clear that their expertise in travel locations puts them in the best position to grow the Starbucks business in these airport stores. Customers will continue to receive the same fantastic customer service and exceptional coffee that they have become accustomed to when visiting any Starbucks store.’
Andrew Lynch, CEO of SSP, said; ‘As the leading operator of food and beverage in airports and rail stations across the globe, we have a wealth of experience in taking world-class brands to the travelling consumer. Working in partnership with a leading name such as Starbucks requires considerable trust, and upholding the reputation of such a brand is a considerable responsibility. This latest agreement is testament to our skill and expertise in this complex and demanding market and demonstrates Starbuck’s absolute trust in our abilities.’