The YOW airport authority said that a key consideration in the decision was that Ottawa-Gatineau is reflected in the terminal offers.
SSP Canada will add local Canadian brands Big Rig Brewery, Bridgehead Coffee, La Bottega Nicastro, and Zak’s Diner along with SSP Canada proprietary brands including Tim Hortons, Canal Market Hall, and Urban Crave.
Paradies Lagardère will add local flair with Bee Savvy, Hummingbird Chocolate, Low Poly Crafts, Purple Urchin, Split Tree Cocktail, Strut Jewelry, and Top Shelf Preserves as well as inter-nationally known brands Dylan’s Candy Bar, Maison de la Presse, TripAdvisor, Relay, No Boundaries, and The Locks.
Subway was also assigned an independent contract.
Gary A. Jacobus, SVP of Business Development SSP Canada, said, “Currently a leading example of how a gateway can serve as a major economic driver for a region while leading the way in world-class, multi ASQ award-winning customer service, YOW continues to succeed because of its focus on its local and regional communities.
SSP Canada is delighted to bring a portfolio filled with local, regional and national brands that showcase the outstanding food and drink of this region. SSP Canada is proud to deliver a unique taste of place to the Canadian capital’s hometown airport.”
“Paradies Lagardère is thrilled at the opportunity to continue its long-standing relationship with the Ottawa International Airport, and work with the airport as it moves into its next exciting phase,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère.
“Paradies Lagardère is confident that the retail program we’ve put together, including an outstanding selection of authentic merchandise from local vendors, will offer travelers an enhanced customer experience unlike any other.”
The concession program is a key pillar in the YOW+ airport enhancement program, along with the pre-board screening checkpoint move from Level 2 to Level 3, Group Germain Hotels construction of the Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport, and construction of the light rail transit station.