St Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) has announced the award of a 10-year contract to SSP-Hudson PIE Concessions for a new mix of national and local brands at the airport’s food and beverage and retail concessions, beginning June 1, 2019.
The agreement for concessionaire services includes an initial capital investment of US$4,190,452 for the refurbishment and development of retail, food and beverage facilities. National brand concessions to serve PIE include Dunkin Donuts, local company Mazzaro’s Italian Market and 3 Daughters Brewing. Retail stores will be locally themed, such as Market 361, named for the average annual days of sunshine in Pinellas County.
“We’re excited for our partnership with St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport with expanded and new retail concepts that modernize the travel experience for the airport’s 2.2 million plus annual passengers,” said Roger Fordyce, chief executive officer, Hudson Group.
“This new contract win reflects our focus on maximizing our passenger traffic exposure in North America’s airports, while diversifying the concepts and products we offer to better meet the needs of travelers.”
PIE’s terminal renovation project of gates 7-11 is nearing completion and has been open since the autumn. Spaces within the 12,000ft² addition are ready for Hudson’s new concessions facilities. All concessionaire spaces throughout the airport are expected to be completed in 2019.