I have recently joined SSP as CEO. I joined the company because travel retail is a fascinatingly dynamic business and the potential in the sector is enormous. As a leading player in this arena SSP is well placed, and our long and successful heritage, our world-leading portfolio of brands, and the expertise of our people make the company a formidable force.
I am particularly excited to have joined the company just as the latest wave of SSP’s consumer insights research is completed. Our previous consumer insights research provided statistical data on a scale and scope that was far in excess of anything recorded in the business before. Our investment in this new research will give us the most up to date picture of what customers want in terms of food and beverage when they are travelling. Customer needs are developing so fast, and trends in food and beverage are changing so frequently that the investment SSP puts into understanding these areas is invaluable in meeting our clients’ and customers’ needs better than anyone else.