October 30 2013  |  Catering

gategroup extends retail and crew catering contract with easyJet

By Rick Lundstrom

gategroup bid successfully for an additional five-year term to provide the end-to-end retail program and the provision of crew catering across easyJet’s network.

“An agreement has been entered that reflects this award and provides a framework to finalize terms and conditions of the successful bid award. The total value of this business to gategroup is anticipated to be in excess of CHF800 million (US$647 million) in revenues,” said a release from gategroup.

“We are proud to be a strategic partner for easyJet and look forward to continuing our long - standing business relationship with this key customer well into the future,” said Caroline Ulbrich, President of Gate Retail Onboard, gategroup’s onboard retail solutions company.

Gate Retail Onboard will continue to manage the current retail program with gategroup brands Supplair, eGate Solutions, Gate Gourmet, deSter and Gate Aviation Services all providing services to easyJet.

“The scope of this business validates gategroup’s strategy of maintaining a brand portfolio that provides end-to-end solutions to the travel industry and demonstrates the cross-selling power of its brands,” added Ulbrich.

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