SSP wins retail tender at airports across Norway; sustainability prioritised

By Luke Barras-hill |

Leading travel F&B concessionaire SSP has secured a quartet of airport retail contracts in Norway following a competitive tender.

SSP Norway will roll out 19 retail units at locations including Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Oslo Airports from January after earning the nod from long-term partner and state-owned operator Avinor.

Seventeen of the units will be ‘Point’ outlets, a convenience store concept offering travel essentials, magazines, newspapers and a range of hot and cold food and beverage items.

According to SSP, Point has been developed to respond to the travelling consumer’s needs.

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Iskra Skram, Commercial Director of Avinor, commented: “SSP has put considerable effort into developing their convenience offer and we congratulate them on winning this tender. We believe that the Point concept will contribute to improved customer experience across Avinor airports.”

Åste Haukvik, Business Development Director at SSP Norway, added: “These airports expect to welcome around 30 million travellers each year and it’s a source of enormous pride that Avinor AS has entrusted us to bring our brands to even more of their customers. Our operations at Avinor airports date back more than 50 years, and over that time we have delivered high quality and commercially sound solutions.”

The ’Point’ convenience outlets will stock local items reflecting Norway’s territory and culture.

In addition, Ymse will make its debut at Bergen and Stavanger Airports with an array of retail and convenience goods plus popular food options such as hamburgers to cater to the high number of offshore industry workers using the airports.

Supporting SSP’s sustainability targets, the majority of food will be produced on site to minimise the use of pre-packaged products, while locally sourced meat, fish and other food goods are to be favoured to reduce food miles.

Self-service options will be provided to capture the attentions of new-generation travellers, with one of the outlets relying entirely on digitalised and self-service functions.

The architectural design of the units will draw on existing infrastructure wherever possible to reduce environmental impact, adds SSP.


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