Kate Swann, CEO, SSP Group plc
Innovation and the development of new and exciting brands and concepts is one of the things we feel passionate about in SSP. We have dramatically increased our focus here and our investment in the resources we commit to this critical activity.
During 2014, we launched new concepts across the world with partners such as CNN with whom we introduced the new CNN Traveller café in Abu Dhabi Airport. A highly innovative concept that is ideally suited to the unique passenger demographic at the airport, we’re already seeing great success with the unit and are looking forward to opening the next one in Dubai later this year.
We continue to partner with leading brands across a range of categories, and have recently announced a new partnership with the Jamie Oliver Group to expand the brand’s presence in the travel sector. Our understanding of the operational requirements in the travel market have also ensured we are the partner of choice for other international brands, including Joe and the Juice which will be opening in Nice Airport later this year.