July 4 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

SSP wins £135 million contract at Stansted

By Rick Lundstrom

A new bakery concept will be part of a £135 million (US$231 million) seven-year deal to run five new units at London Stansted Airport, secured by SSP.

The contract with the Manchester Airports Group is part of a £260 million (US$446 million) investment program, including an £80 million (US$137 million) terminal transformation project.James Martin

The deal includes the launch of a high-end bakery concept created by SSP in partnership with popular U.K. chef James Martin.  The James Martin Kitchen will offer a combination of fresh farm ingredients and high quality baking, and is the first outlet of its kind.

“SSP’s brand mix will enable us to span a broad range of needs from travelers looking for simple fast food options to those who want to treat themselves with a gourmet sandwich from James Martin or a glass of fine wine from Cabin,” said Beth Brewster, Retail Director of Manchester Airports Group. “Manchester Airports Group has worked with SSP for many years, and we’re delighted to be building on our strong partnership with this new venture at Stansted.”

In addition to the James Martin Bakery, the new outlets are: Cabin, which will feature contemporary British delicacies created in an open kitchen. Cabin at Stansted is another airport debut. Marks & Spencer Simply Food stores bring M&S’s food products to convenient travel locations. The new store at Stansted will stock an extensive range of food and drink lines including products for customers on-the-go. Also planned as part of the contract are Burger King and Starbucks outlets.

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