Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: with HMSHost, Autogrill is granted extensions on its food & beverage and duty-free concessions

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Milan, 19 June 2003 - HMSHost, Autogrill’s US subsidiary, has been granted extensions on its food & beverage and duty-free contracts at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The extensions were granted more than one year ahead of the original expiry dates. The extended food & beverage contract will run through 2014. The extended duty-free contract will run through 2009. HMSHost expects to report revenues totaling more than 295 million US dollars over the extension periods.
As part of the extension agreements, major renovations will be carried out in more than 20 spaces throughout the airport. Among the broad range of concepts, which will include a variety of quick service, adult beverage and casual dining experiences, one of the most important will be Seattle’s own Starbucks Coffee, one of the world’s most recognized gourmet coffee brands.