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Winnipeg Airports Authority Chooses 2 Concessions Operators

The Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. has announced its two master operators of concessions for the terminal under construction at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International (YWG).

SSP Canada will operate and manage 11 food and beverage services; nine will be post-security and two will be pre-security. The Paradies Shops will operate and manage nine retail locations, all post-security.

 “We are confident that both SSP and Paradies will meet the high-level service expectations of our customers.” said Barry Rempel, president and chief executive officer of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Their respective experience in delivering airport concessions is impressive and we look forward to working with them to deliver both local and international brands that provide a superior customer experience. We are pleased to note the commitment of the new operators to hold an open house to showcase employment opportunities to associates currently working at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.”

Les Cappetta, CEO of SSP Canada, says the new partnership “demonstrates our growing presences in the Canadian market and SSP’s commitment to providing highly differentiated culinary offers with local and world-class brands. These brands will meet the increasingly sophisticated tastes of traveling consumers across North America. Our unrivaled food & beverage program will be complemented by innovative design and talented people, offering travelers and the local community an inviting atmosphere and unique dining experience.”

Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of The Paradies Shops, also expressed enthusiasm.

“We would like to thank the Winnipeg Airports Authority for their confidence in selecting The Paradies Shops to operate its new retail program,” he says. “We’re excited to bring a first-class shopping experience to the traveling public of Winnipeg James Armstrong International Airport by offering beautifully designed stores to complement the new airport design, celebrating both local and national brands. Additionally, The Paradies Shops looks forward to exceeding the expectations of the Winnipeg travelers through superior customer service and by providing the best merchandise assortment for the best value.”