ARE has a large and diverse portfolio of over 30 brands which our customers can draw on to create the perfect Food & Beverage solution for any venue.
Our brand portfolio consists of our own brands and franchised brands and unique partnerships. We are successful creating and sourcing new brands tailor-made to a specific need. Our product mix is extensive including coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, freshly made juices, sandwiches and cakes, cooked breakfasts, a variety of international cuisines including contemporary European, Italian and Asian. Our service offerings range from takeaway kiosks to food court/QSR outlets, licensed bars, table service cafés and fine dining restaurants.
We’re excited to announce that today Airport Retail Enterprises Pty Ltd (ARE) has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its shares to SSP Group (SSP), a leading operator of restaurants, bars, cafes and other food and beverage outlets in travel locations across 36 countries. Further information about SSP can be found at https://www.foodtravelexperts.com/.
Note that ARE UK is not part of this transaction.
Founder of ARE, Peter Butts has stated: “Since 1971, Airport Retail Enterprises (“ARE”) has been focused on creating exceptional dining experiences for our customers and, in doing so, has grown to become a leading operator of airport F&B outlets in Australia. This transaction is a major milestone for ARE and we are delighted to be joining the SSP Group, one of the leading F&B operators in travel locations globally. The acquisition will allow the combined business to offer an even wider range of high-quality F&B selections and maintain an unwavering commitment to excellence in the airport environment. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our team members who have played such an integral role in shaping ARE into the business it is today. I’ve loved every minute of building and watching ARE grow, and I know this sale is the right decision for the future of ARE, and for myself and my family. I believe SSP will take ARE on an exciting and prosperous journey in the years to come.” ARE was advised by Greenstone Partners, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Alvarez & Marsal and KPMG.
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Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for 2020
ARE is very proud to announce that 4 of our outlets have been awarded with a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2020. Corretto Bar & Café at the Brisbane International Terminal and Mach2, Chicken Confidential and Grand Cru at the Sydney International Terminal are the worthy winners. These awards recognise that the outlets have been rated in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide. Our staff should be extremely proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on a fantastic achievement.
Two of ARE's outlets shortlisted in the 'Eat Drink Design Awards 2020'
ARE's new outlet at Canberra airport is shortlisted for Best Cafe Design Read more
Fat Yak Bar at Sydney's airport Terminal 2 is shortlisted for Best Bar Design Read more
- June 2020
ARE's outlets reopening
Due to the easing of Government restrictions, Airport Retail Enterprises is pleased to announce the following outlets are open
- March 2020
In line with Government restrictions we have had to close some of our outlets. At least one ARE outlet in each of the terminals that we operate in will remain open, based on the flight schedules. We remain committed to serving the small number of travellers and airport staff that are still at the terminals.