Starbucks lands in Gatwick with store designed for travellers on the move

Starbucks. South Terminal. Gatwick Airport,

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Travel operator SSP has beefed up its portfolio with the launch of a new Starbucks store at Gatwick South Terminal.

The unit will serve the full range of Starbucks coffees along with a menu designed to meet the needs of travelling customers. This includes breakfast hot boxes, including scrambled eggs, tomato and spinach or spicy chorizo, poached egg and potato.

The Gatwick South Terminal Starbucks store has been designed to reflect the needs of its customers, and the menu includes a wide range of items to grab and go as well as selections for those who have more time to linger.

There are also digital features including wireless charging zones and Gatwick’s free, fast Wi-Fi for customers on the go.

Michael Haley, director channel licensing at Starbucks EMEA, said: “We are thrilled to open our new store at Gatwick South Terminal with SSP UK. The new store is designed with the travelling customer in mind, with innovative wireless charging, bringing our world class coffee, with added convenience.”

Gatwick Airport claims to fly to more destinations than any other UK airport and boasts 43 million passengers through its terminals each year.

Meanwhile, Starbucks has also confirmed that it will open a new store at Ards Shopping Centre in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, in the second quarter.

The 2,550 sq ft site will be the first coffee shop in Newtownards for the globally recognised brand and comes as part of a £7m redevelopment within the centre, which has seen a former 40,000 sq ft unit split into three to accommodate Starbucks, TK Maxx and B&M Bargains.

The Starbucks’ shop has been designed by the chain’s in-house agency and will have space for in excess of 80 covers.

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