Toulouse, July 30th, 2018 – Newrest, a French specialist in out-of-home food services serving 1 million meals a day, has opened its first production unit in the United States in partnership with the Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) to serve existing partner Delta Air Lines.
This new operation significantly strengthens the French catering group’s presence in North America—Newrest has been operating in Canada since 2009—, a market brimming with promising prospects for all its activities (catering for airlines, railway companies and other organizations).
“I’m proud that Newrest is expanding into the United States. This new opportunity in a fiercely competitive sector shows that Newrest has what it takes to grow into new markets and adapt to its multicultural customers’ wants and needs,” said Newrest’s joint Chief Executive Officer and Founder Olivier Sadran.
Founded in 1996 under the name Catair, the Newrest Group, chaired by Olivier Sadran and Jonathan Stent-Torriani, is currently the only catering company operating in all catering and related service sectors: inflight catering, buy-on-board, onboard duty-free, rail catering, airport and highway retail concessions, group catering, remote site management and support services.
With 30,800 employees in 49 countries, the Newrest Group, whose turnover totaled €1.8 billion in 2017, is also the leading independent airline catering company in the world.
At the end of the 2017 financial year (September), 88.6% of the Group’s capital was management-owned (310 employees). Newrest’s minority shareholders are: Naxicap Partners (5.2%), Ardian (formerly Axa PE) (2.8%), Duti Participations (1.9%) and BNP Paribas Dvpt (1.4%).
Newrest is committed to continuously improving and innovating the services it offers to its clients, as well as to the well-being and progress of its employees and executives. Sustainable development and full adherence to social and environmental values lie at the heart of the company’s activities.
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