SWEDEN. Leading travel food services group SSP has struck a deal to open 18 F&B and convenience store outlets at Stockholm Arlanda and Gothenburg Landvetter airports.

The new outlets at Stockholm Arlanda Airport are spread across all five terminals. They feature a blend of international brands, bespoke concepts tailored exclusively for the airport, and “on-trend” local names. The new units are scheduled to open from summer 2023.

New F&B concepts for Stockholm Arlanda include Upstairs & Bar (above), Cornelius (below) and Barino

With families and leisure travellers in younger age groups accounting for an ever-larger percentage of passengers, SSP said it has built a new approach to F&B brand development.

Casual dining concept Eatery Garden provides food choices that will appeal to a number of travelling groups including families with children, it noted, as well as passengers travelling in larger parties. This is also the only unit at Stockholm Arlanda Airport airside that operates around the clock.

A food market area named Sky Market will allow passengers to choose from a range of international food options, from Mexican-inspired Taco Bar to Middle Eastern restaurant Mezefabriken and more. With a strong range of grab and go items, the Sky Market will also provide an attractive alternative to on-board offers, said SSP.

The offer has been designed to support the sustainability aspirations of Stockholm Arlanda, which is one of the first airports in Europe to achieve net zero CO2 emissions, the company added.

This is illustrated at Cornelius Coffee, which features recycled elements and furniture incorporated throughout the layout. Cornelius Coffee provides passengers with a local, Swedish experience at Arlanda. The brand will also be introduced at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.

In addition, SSP will be introducing Jureskogs as the “future of fast food” at Arlanda. An up-and-coming Swedish name known for ‘fast food but not junk food’, its menu has been developed around tasty food at a more affordable price. The unit is designed using warm-coloured Swedish wood, evocative of the ambience of a Scandinavian forest in summer.

Craft n’ Draft is a bar & kitchen concept from the north of Sweden that will open at Arlanda

Self-checkout and digital payment options will be available at a number of outlets, including the self-service concept TakeAway Mart. A QR-code based order-at-table solution will be available at restaurant Upstairs & Bar. Similarly, passengers will be able to order through an app, either by scanning a product themselves or by selecting a preferred item on their device at outlets including Craft n’ Draft, a bar/kitchen concept from the north of Sweden.

At Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, SSP will open premium hamburger concept Bastard Burger, which is a favourite across Sweden. SSP has also developed a new coffee concept for the airport called Fika, which has been designed to evoke Swedish café culture.

Fika is a new coffee concept for Gothenburg Landvetter, which aims to evoke Swedish café culture

SSP Sweden Managing Director Björn Olsson said; “The SSP story began in Scandinavia back in 1961, making these new ventures with Stockholm Arlanda and Gothenburg Landvetter airports a particularly gratifying next page of our history in this all-important region.

“Throughout a number of decades, we have built a strong relationship with the team at Arlanda and Landvetter. This has enabled us to understand their needs and those of their customers to create a food & beverage offer that will appeal today as well as in years to come. Travellers now want the digital convenience they have come to expect as standard in their everyday lives to be reflected in their experience at the airport. Brands that have sustainability at their core, utilising locally sourced products where possible are also provided to meet the fast-growing needs of consumers looking to limit their impact on the environment.”

Charlotte Ljunggren, Director of Marketing and Sales at Swedavia, said: “The 18 new restaurants, bars and cafés opening at Arlanda will play a major role in this exciting new marketplace area currently being developed in collaboration with SSP. The first section of this new space is planned to open in the summer of 2023.

“When the area is ready to open in 2024, the marketplace will measure approximately 11,000sq m. With restaurants appealing to a variety of tastes and needs, SSP has curated a range of fine dining and casual eating concepts alongside cafés and grab and go units, designed to achieve exactly this. The selection of Swedish staples along with international favourites, will be located alongside dedicated promotional and events areas which will doubtless be a major upgrade in the airport experience for our travellers.”

She added: “We have a long-standing relationship with SSP and are thrilled to see this continued investment to develop their concepts at both Arlanda and Landvetter. This is a wonderful next step in our relationship with SSP, working together to offer travellers an even larger and wider selection of F&B options, appealing to new and changing traveller demographics in a modern, vibrant environment.”

The full list of brands being brought to Stockholm Arlanda Airport by SSP are:

  • Jureskogs
  • Upstairs & Bar
  • Cornelius Coffee
  • Sky Market
  • Barino Café
  • Barino Restaurant
  • Eatery
  • Take Away Mart
  • Hawaii Poké
  • Eatery Garden
  • Craft n’ Draft
  • Panini Internazionale
  • Taco Bar
  • Mezefabriken
  • Pong Express

The full list of brands being brought to Gothenburg Landvetter by SSP are:

  • Bastard Burger
  • Fika
  • Barino
  • Bistro
  • Cornelius Coffee

Note: The Moodie Davitt Report is the industry’s most popular channel for launching commercial proposals and for publishing the results. If you wish to promote an Expression of Interest, Request for Proposals or full tender process for any sector of airport or other travel-related infrastructure revenues, simply e-mail Martin Moodie at Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com.

We have a variety of options that will ensure you reach the widest, most high-quality concessionaire/retailer/operator base in the industry – globally and immediately.

Similarly, The Moodie Davitt Report is the only international business intelligence service and industry media to cover all airport or other travel-related consumer services, revenue-generating and otherwise. We embrace all commercial revenues, including duty free and other retail, food & beverage, property, passenger lounges, hotels, car parking, hospital and other medical facilities, the Internet, advertising and related revenue streams.

Please send relevant material, including images, to Martin Moodie at Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com for instant, quality global coverage.

Follow The Moodie Davitt Report on Linkedin:


Share this article:

Related Articles