Major development and investment by HMSHost at East Midlands Airport

Autogrill Catering UK, operated by HMSHost International, a world leader in operating food and beverage concessions in airports, is taking significant steps in concept innovation and expansion at travel venues in the UK.

HMSHost will open seven new food & beverage concepts at East Midlands Airport in the next twelve months, as part of the airport’s 12 million terminal redevelopment project.

HMSHost has recently opened Pork & Pickle English Delicatessen, which is a coffee and fine food concept that provides passengers with a true sense of the region through quality products. Planned outlet, Castle Rock Taproom & Kitchen is a unique bar concept, celebrating Nottingham’s famous Castle Rock Brewery that started in the East Midlands region in the 1970’s. The friendly and welcoming pub will offer a wide selection of beverages and mouth-watering dishes made of the freshest ingredients. HMSHost will also introduce Leon, a natural fast food concept as well as two Flat White coffee shops, Burger King and the to go concept GrabandFly. All outlets will be built in phases over the next six months.

Beth Brewster, Retail Director MAG, said: “We are delighted to have worked with HMSHost to introduce seven new exciting food and beverage concepts to East Midlands Airport. By introducing these brands, as part of the airport’s 12 million redevelopment, we are hoping to combine culture and regional taste with innovation and we are confident that these outlets will deliver a unique experience for our passengers. The new concepts blend naturally with our own aspirations of providing excellent customer service and providing a variety of options for our passengers whilst being innovative with our retail and catering products.”

Walter Seib, CEO HMSHost International comments: “At HMSHost we are thrilled to be expanding our presence at different travel venues. The United Kingdom is one of our strategic growth areas where we can blend our innovative concepts with local cuisine as well as international brands. Ultimately, in accordance with our vision, this will enhance travellers’ experience, ‘Making the Traveller’s Day Better’.”

Published on: 18/10/2013 15:34:10

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