ARE is a proudly Australian owned, family run business that has been operating on Australian airports since 1971.  We now operate over 50 outlets in 11 locations worldwide and employ over 850 staff.   Even as we’ve grown over the years, we’ve maintained the family business culture and our success can be attributed to our 4 key values: Innovation, Respect, Growth, and Teamwork..

In particular our value, growth, is highlighted by the many training and skill improvement opportunities we offer our employees both in formal qualifications and our internally run competitions.  Staff can compete to be ARE’s Barista of the Year with the first prize a trip to Italy and there is also an Award for Excellence competition where staff from any level of the company can create a dish and win fantastic cash prizes.

Working for ARE comes with many benefits, not just the great pay rates. All our employees are provided with the following opportunities:

  • A fun and inclusive work culture
  • Accredited training programs
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Recognition for hard work

ARE is a great place to work so if you’re passionate about F&B please come and join our exciting team!


John Chapman
Chief Executive Officer
Airport Retail Enterprises Pty Ltd



Creating exceptional experiences for all our customers

Innovation: ARE is an industry leader that is committed to constantly trying new things. We are quick to implement new plans, and encourage speed and agility in our performance. We are always looking to the future.

Respect: We do what we say, we treat others as they would like to be treated, and we value our staff, business partners and landlords’ experience and contribution.

Growth: We develop our staff’s skills and capabilities through hard work. We support each other as a team to reach a little higher and achieve our goals, and we encourage our people to learn.

Teamwork: We create teams where diversity and inclusion is prioritised. We empower everyone in our ARE family to contribute to our success, and we collaborate to make decisions best for the customer.


We serve 5.5 million customers per year

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142,350 ham, cheese and tomato toasties sold each year

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