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Areas USA opens eight new food & beverage outlets at new Indianapolis International Airport – 13/11/08

Published: 13/11/08

Source: ©The Moodie Report

By Melody Ng

US. Areas USA, a leading provider of food & beverage (F&B) and retail services in the travel industry, has opened eight F&B establishments at the new Indianapolis International Airport which itself opened amid great fanfare yesterday

With an investment of over US$4 million, Areas USA will be showcasing well-known international and local brands at the new airport.

“We are very happy to be part of this brand new airport — it being the only airport in the past 11 years to be completely built from ground up — is a very exciting opportunity,” said Areas USA CEO Xavier Rabell. “We have gathered some of the best concepts to represent this amazing airport.”

Some of the brands showcased include South Bend Chocolate, Champps Americana, Green Leaf & Bananas and Vinea. Vinea, with its wide selection of wines, will cater to Indianapolis wine enthusiasts while South Bend Chocolate and Cold Stone Creamery will satisfy those with a sweet tooth, the company said. Giogio’s Pizzeria will bring local flavour to the airport’s international traveller.

This project also marks the start of a partnership between Areas and Champps Americana. With three locations in Indianapolis alone, Champps Americana is described as a great place for the locals to kick back, relax and watch a Colts game while waiting for a departing flight.

“Indianapolis Airport is very excited to partner with Areas in the opening of the new airport,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority's Director of New Business Development Jeremiah Wise. “We are looking forward to a successful relationship with Areas and the unique concepts they bring to our table.”

About Areas USA

Areas USA is a leading provider of food, beverage and retail services in the US travel industry. Its parent company Areas is a leader in Spain and Latin America’s hospitality and retail market in airports, highways and railway stations. It runs more than 1,200 establishments worldwide and operates in eight airports in the US. Visit www.areasusa.com.

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