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27.02.19 - Airports

Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has strengthened its presence in Girona-Costa Brava Airport to become the sole caterer for this major airport in Spain. Areas has won a five-year contract to manage new points of sale under the Burger King, Carlsberg, Exploring The World, Lavazza and La Pausa brands, as well as for the automatic food vending machines in the airport.

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05.02.19 - Airports

Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has been awarded the concession contract to manage 8 new food and beverage outlets at Alicante International Airport, the fifth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic in Spain. This reinforces Areas position as leading caterer in this airport (a position it has held since 2010), as well as its overall presence in major Spanish airports.

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22.10.18 - Motorways

After two years of transformation work, the new Limours-Janvry rest area is to be inaugurated by Areas, Total and Vinci Autoroutes today. Located just before the Saint-Arnoult toll-gate (Yvelines) on the south-bound stretch of the A10 Paris-Bordeaux motorway, the new rest area offers a harmonious blend of modernity and environment making it a place where motorists and road-transport professionals alike can stop a while and enjoy a memorable break before continuing on their way.

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11.06.18 - Motorways

As of July 2, 2018, travelers dining at any of the 160 self-service restaurants and sandwich bars on the French motorway network which are taking part in the operation will be able to discover the latest recipes of renowned French chef Marc Veyrat.

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28.05.18 - Airports

Because each trip allows travelers to savor rich, culinary experiences, Areas and Paris Aéroport are convinced that gastronomy has a major role to play in airports. Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has thus renewed its collaboration with master chef Guy Martin to offer travelers passing through Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport a trendy “bistronomic” table which blends traditional French bistro cooking with gourmet cuisine at The French Taste restaurant.

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11.04.18 - Human resources

Elior Group currently ranks among the top ten companies that recruit. With around 53,000 employees in France, the Group is looking to take on another 8,000 staff members in 2018, including kitchen staff, restaurant managers and site directors for its three brands: Areas, Elior France and Elior Services. To this end, Elior Group today launches #LeJobQueJeVeux to give insight into what the Group’s business lines actually involve, as well as its mutual employer/employee commitments.

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29.03.18 - Railway stations

In its quest to provide travelers innovative culinary experiences, Areas has set itself a goal to discover new catering concepts that are popular in their country of origin and bring them to France. With the Dutch La Place catering concept, Areas is looking to offer a new, up-scale alternative in transport hubs that is based on a solid concept and an original offering: fresh, raw, in-season produce that is chosen from the food stalls by consumers and prepared on-the-spot right in front of their eyes.

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27.03.18 - Motorways

The companies Areas, Autogrill, Sighor and SSP have decided to pool their expertise in travel catering for an ambitious collaborative project offering travelers a culinary experience on the road featuring gourmet dishes based on local, natural produce and created by renowned French chef Marc Veyrat. For Areas, Autogrill, Sighor and SSP, Culin’Aires underscores their expertise as caterers and promotes their initiatives and goals to foster healthy eating.

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21.03.18 - Leisure and events

Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has been awarded the contract to manage 16 points of sale for Fira de Barcelona (for whom it has been providing catering services for 12 years), and the catering for the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona. The contract, whose initial three-year term could be extended to five, covers 4,000 m² in the Montjuïc and Gran Vía exhibition centers.

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05.03.18 - Airports

Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has won a catering contract to manage 15 new points of sale at Barcelona-El Prat airport, the second busiest airport in Spain, and the seventh in Europe, following the tender process held by Aena. Already present at the El Prat airport with 14 points of sale, Areas has increased its presence and become the principal retail operator at the airport with a total of 29 points of sale.

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11.01.18 - Leisure and events

Within the context of its program to transform and develop its Center Parcs holiday villages, Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs has renewed its 2010 catering contract with Areas, the global travel and leisure catering brand of Elior Group. This 14-year contract now covers the management of catering activities and food outlets of all existing Center Parcs sites in France and Germany, as well as projects under development.

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12.12.17 - Airports

With the renewal of concessions for eight of its catering venues, Areas has consolidated its position as the leading caterer at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the fifth largest air transport hub in France and the only French representative to feature among the top-20 of the best airports in the world for the quality of its services . This eight-year contract is part of the airport’s far-reaching modernization project and involves a range of innovative catering concepts offering a combination of local and internationally renowned brands.

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17.10.17 - Airports

After opening its first point of sale in Denmark in March, Areas has reinforced its positions in Copenhagen Airport (CPH) which was twice voted Best Airport in the World for its catering services. Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, has just carried off the contract to manage two new catering points of sale, a 42 RAW restaurant and a Bar Jacobsen that offer innovative culinary experiences to the 26 million travelers who pass through CPH every year.

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12.10.17 - Airports

Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, announces that it has been awarded a 10-year catering concession contract to manage 15 restaurants at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Together with AERO Service Group and Innovative Retail Group, Areas has designed an innovative catering offering based on a balanced mix of internationally renowned brands and emblematic regional chains that promote local cuisine.

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26.09.17 - Leisure and events

Areas, the caterer of choice in Parisian railway stations and airports, and prestigious caterer for the capital’s Ciel de Paris and Maison de l’Amérique Latine restaurants, today published the results of a survey conducted by the BVA research institute on Parisians’ habits when it comes to dining out. To get greater insight into what makes the capital’s pleasure-seeking consumers tick and gain a better understanding of their tastes and restaurant-going habits, Areas examined the subject from every angle: restaurant location, atmosphere, price, meal content, etc.

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25.09.17 - Leisure and events

After the opening of the Maison Pradier kiosk last December and a McDonald’s restaurant in June this year, the transformation of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition park continues with the inauguration of the PAUL innovation café.
A unique concept in terms of its singular, pared down design, the PAUL innovation café is equipped with its own kneader and bakery, offers city consumers a new range of breads and pastries seven days a week, and supplies all PAUL points of sale in the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition park.

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13.07.17 - Motorways

Areas, the leading motorway catering operator in France with 110 motorway service plazas under management, announces the launch of Arche Mission Zoo: a game, created in partnership with Gulli, which plunges children into an augmented reality adventure in the heart of the African savannah. This game is in line with Areas’ mission to offer innovative experiences that encourage travelers on the road to take a break, not just because they have to, but because they want to.

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29.06.17 - Airports

Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, has made its mark by winning the Best Airport Wine Bar of the Year prize at the prestigious 2017 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards for its Ferrari Spazio Bollicine catering outlets in the Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Organized by The Moodie Davitt Report and The Foodie Report, these “Oscars” of airport catering are the most important event of the year in the sector. The jury also awarded Areas two prizes for its customer satisfaction program.

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04.05.17 - Concepts

Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, announces the launch of its new coffee shop concept, Super Wild Coffee. Characterized by its offbeat, comical image and industrial, cosy design, the new brand proposes a range of rich, gourmet snacks and fresh, aromatic drinks; a concept that blends the spirit of the classical coffee shop with demands of travelers on the go in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

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16.03.17 - Airports

Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, has teamed up with the RETREAT brand to offer a new culinary concept at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), which, for the second year running, was voted Best Airport in the World in 2016 for its catering services. With this new local catering chain, inspired by Real Food Fast, Areas is helping Copenhagen Airport achieve its goal to create unique culinary experiences to suit the tastes of Danish and international travelers.

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02.03.17 - Leisure and events

Areas, the global concession catering travel and leisure brand of Elior Group has teamed up with Moulinot to ensure the collection, management and recovery of the 300 tons of waste it generates annually at its catering sites at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris. Through this partnership, Areas is looking to recover 50% of its waste by April 2017.

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