Your target customer is likely travelling often for business or pleasure. Airports seek out products and retail and restaurant concepts that appeal to their target demographic; affluent, educated, busy, professionals. These consumers are health-conscious, aware of the environment, and early-adopters of new products.
Top U.S. and international airport concessions managers and the global businesses that operate inside airports are discriminating. They seek out not only global brands, but also local food, restaurant, and product offerings that represent regional and local flavors and provide authenticity.
Woman-owned and minority-owned businesses (disadvantaged business enterprises, or DBEs) can often access federally-backed programs to help them access airport concessions. These can apply whether you offer a product, or are a retailer or restaurant operator.
At MSource we understand and can guide you through the process of accessing airport business opportunities whether you have a consumer product, food product, or retail or restaurant concept. Read our blog about 5 Things to Know about the Airport Retail Industry or 5 or 6 Reasons Why Your Brand needs to be in Airports. Or our eBook ‘Quick Guide to the Airport Retail Food & Beverage Industry’.