MILAN, Italy – Autogrill S.p.A., through its subsidiary HMSHost International, is expanding its operations in the UK after winning a contract for the opening of 5 concepts in the new “super terminal” at Manchester Airport. The contract has a duration between 5 and 7 years, for an estimated total revenues of €84 million.
Recently, at the FAB Awards, the airport announced the first wave of 19 points of sales that will feature in the new super terminal that is being built within the framework of a development plan for over one billion pound investment. The list includes a number of iconic local brands along with popular chains moving into the UK’s third largest airport for the first time.
Within the framework of this new airport development plan, HMSHost International is bringing along brands such as KFC, Wrapchic, Pot Kettle Black, Amber Alehouse, and VIT in the new terminal, a mix conceived with the purpose of enriching travellers’ experience, also referencing to the vibrant local culture.
It will be the first opening in the airport for the KFC brand. Much appreciated in Great Britain, Wrapchic will serve their authentic fusion of modern Indian and Mexican street food.
Pot Kettle Black, today a local cult brand, will bring its distinctive format dedicated to coffee directly from the city center, together with a classical brunch menu available all day. Amber Alehouse, a modern gastropub inspired to Manchester’s industrial atmospheres, through a partnership with the local brewer Seven Bro7hers will offer a selection of local craft beers, cask ales and small-batch lagers to be paired with bar food classics.
VIT, an Autogrill Group’s brand, will instead provide the healthy alternative with its offer of refreshing juices and bar food.