SSP Germany, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations, is expanding its partnership with DB Station&Service after signing more than 60 new leases and extending existing contracts with the company.
SSP Germany currently has 130 contracts in place with DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Germany’s national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB). The latest deal will see SSP Germany invest heavily in expanding its multi-brand portfolio, with activity at key locations such as Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Cologne. This will be complemented with new franchise brands from the quick-service sector and exclusive flagship projects with renowned TV chefs.
SSP Germany has also signed a franchise agreement for ServiceStore DB – the convenience store concept of DB Station&Service – under the new deal.
SSP will work in partnership with ServiceStore DB to operate convenience stores at approximately 40 train stations, including Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Gottingen, Bremen, Rostock, Erfurt, Eisenach, Magdeburg and Chemnitz. The new convenience stores will open by 2021 and offer a wide range of travel products and convenience goods, with SSP Germany planning to further expand the franchise brand in the coming years.
Martina Köppl, Head of ServiceStore System Management at DB Station&Service, said: “We are pleased to have gained SSP as a professional and reliable partner for the expansion of our convenience store brand. The collaboration will be mutually beneficial and bring us closer to achieving our ambitious expansion target of 250 locations.”
Horst Mutsch, Head of Business Development Leasing at DB Station&Service, said: “We are about to embark on another chapter in our cooperation with SSP. Brand expertise and operational know-how make SSP a leading specialist in the foodservice industry - just the right partner for our attractive stations.”
Jan Kamp, Director of Business Development & Properties SSP DACH, said: “We are delighted that our long-standing partner DB Station&Service values our brand portfolio and that our retail expertise will help to drive the ServiceStore DB convenience store concept forward.”