Düsseldorf Airport seeks experienced partners for F&B/retail tenders

By Benedict Evans |

Dusseldorf Airport

Düsseldorf Airport had around 19 million passengers in 2023, and it is the biggest airport in North-Rhine Westphalia.

Düsseldorf Airport has launched multiple tenders – running in parallel – for the development of twelve F&B areas, alongside those for books and press, souvenirs, and convenience goods.

The F&B tender comprises eights spaces in the public areas and four spaces in the airside area of the airport.

In the first lot, two spaces will be awarded to bakeries. Düsseldorf Airport noted small, regional bakeries were expressly invited to apply for one of the smaller lots.

The second lot includes four spaces provisioned for fast food, cafes, restaurants, and a conference centre, while the third lot (six spaces) carries a similar focus on cafes, casual dining and snacking concepts.

Düsseldorf Airport says a new F&B area will be created in Pier C, and emphasised quality, variety, individualisation, sustainability, regional products and digital offers were important success factors for this segment.

Düsseldorf Airport had around 19 million passengers in 2023, and it is the biggest airport in North-Rhine Westphalia.

The second set of tender concepts vary based on terminal and boarding gate location. A total of eleven spaces will be allocated in two mixed lots on both the landslide and airside.

The tender emphasised it was seeking partners with relevant experience in the retail business looking to target pick-up and drop-off passengers, visitors and employees, alongside those able to offer personalised offers and simplified processes, such as self-checkout tills, as a must.

In terms of product range, sustainability and high-quality were listed as the top qualifiers for those wishing to submit. and products for this tender are intended to cover the book, press and souvenirs segment, lottery, convenience food, toys, and electronics.

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