YVR Announces Revamped F&B & Retail Options

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

YVR will add more than 30 new food and beverage and retail options, including many first-time concepts to the airport.

Locations will begin opening as early as summer 2019. 

"Our vision for YVR's commercial experience is to remain relevant and authentic, while creating an engaging environment with a balance of local and international brands," said Scott Norris, VP, Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority.

SSP Canada, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is introducing 10 new concepts that combine award-winning culinary teams with fresh, local ingredients.

Inspired by B.C.'s vibrant and high-quality food scene, a Pacific Farms Market will be introduced in both YVR's domestic and international terminals. 

The International Terminal food market will be anchored with five made-to-order food stations including a grab-and-go section with 49th Parallel, one of Vancouver's favourite coffee purveyors, a selection of baked on-site goods from Purebread Bakery and many more stations that use fresh, local ingredients and create artisanal food items. 

"When looking at our food and beverage portfolio, we put a lot of focus on local and authentic flavours that provide a distinct British Columbian character, while offering a variety of strong international brands. We listened to feedback and this new lineup will ensure our passengers have a range of options for different tastes and price points," said Norris.

In terms of additional retail options, Paradies Lagardère will introduce the one-stop travel shop Relay, as well as three Vancouver-inspired travel essentials concepts.

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