SSP and M&S announce first airside M&S
SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has today announced it will be opening the UK’s first airside M&S Food to Go in Birmingham Airport.
The M&S Food to Go will offer a broad selection of all-day food and drink products including wholesome wraps, freshly made baguettes, sushi, salads, confectionery, smoothies, beers and wines.
Hot food, such as bacon rolls, hot sandwiches and soups, will also be available, and customers will be able to enjoy M&S coffee and other hot drinks from specially trained baristas.
The new M&S Food to Go at Birmingham Airport, which serves 13 million passengers a year, will welcome it first customers in early 2019.
Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group, said: “We’re extremely excited to be opening the first ever airside M&S. Bringing together M&S’s food innovation and SSP’s operational expertise, the new store has been designed for airport customers. We’ve worked closely with the development team at M&S to create an offering that will appeal to people flying through Birmingham Airport looking for quick, delicious meals and snacks to eat in or to take with them on their flights. We hope this will be the first of many more to come”.
Sacha Berendji, Retail, Operations and Property Director at Marks & Spencer said, “We’re excited to be opening in Birmingham Airport early next year. This is a great opportunity to continue to grow in travel locations where we know customers love the convenience of our offer. From sushi to salads, our Food to Go will have a tailored range of quality products for customers to enjoy before they board or on their flight.”
Richard Gill, Acting Commercial Director at Birmingham Airport, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming M&S Food to Go to our Food and Beverage offer here at Birmingham Airport. It’s a great addition to our already excellent offering, and we have no doubt the M&S will deliver a great customer experience for the 13 million passengers we welcome through our doors every year.”