Autogrill enters Bergen Airport and strengthens its presence in Norway


  • Total revenues over the 5-year contract are expected to exceed 70 million euros
  • Through HMSHost International, Autogrill will operate six new points of sale in the Norwegian airport
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 14:18

Through HMSHost International, Autogrill (Milan: AGL IM) is strengthening its operations in Norway having been awarded a contract to open six food & beverage points of sale at Bergen Airport, the country’s 2nd biggest airport by passenger traffic.
Thanks to this agreement, Autogrill expects to generate total revenues in excess of €70m over the 5-year concession.

The points of sale, scheduled to open late summer 2017, will be operated by HMSHost Umoe F&B Company AS, a joint venture between HMSHost International and Umoe Restaurants Group1,  Norway’s top food & beverage operator.

Autogrill entered the Norwegian market last November, having won a contract to open ten points of sale at Oslo Airport.

“This important agreement, following entry to Oslo Airport last November, enables us to strengthen our presence in the country and continue to expand in the Scandinavian market, which is looking very lively,” said HMSHost International CEO Walter Seib. “These positive developments also reflect the success of the foodservice formats we’ve developed with our local partner Umoe Restaurants and which will make the airport an exclusive hub in terms of its food & beverage offering.”

“We’re particularly happy to be able to work with HMSHost International. The new f&b concepts will help render Bergen Airport’s offering variegated and stimulating when the new terminal opens on 17 August 2017,” commented Aslak Sverdrup, Director of Bergen Airport.

Autogrill will provide Bergen Airport with an offering capable of meeting the needs of all its travellers with a wide range of international and local food brands, including Bølgen & Moi Food Garage, created by Trond Moi, one of Norway’s most famous chefs, and Toralf Bølgen, one of the country’s most highly regarded sommeliers, and Fiskeriet, a label known for its quality fish and original preparation and serving techniques. The other points of sale include the famous international coffeehouse brand Starbucks, Alti´tude Bar, offering a vast assortment of local beers, On the Fly, a modern point of sale with automatic vendors specially designed for travellers and Pronto Fast & Convenient, a kiosk and café that will serve offshore travellers using the helicopter terminal.

1 HMSHost International holds 51% of the joint venture and Umoe Restaurant Group 49%.