SSP Group, the concessions operator, has reiterated its expectation of delivering like-for-like sales growth of between 2% and 3% for the year to 30 September.

Trading in the fourth quarter has been in line with expectations, with like-for-like sales growth continuing at a similar level to that seen in the third quarter.

Net contract gains for the full year are expected to be around the top end of the previously announced range of 4.5% - 5.0%. Net contract gains have continued to be driven by strong growth in North America and on-going progress in the Rest of the World.

The group said the acquisitions of TFS in India and Stockheim were performing well and expected to add approximately 1.5% to revenue in the full year.

The group said: “Looking forward, whilst a degree of uncertainty always exists around passenger numbers in the short term, we are well placed to continue to benefit from the structural growth opportunities in our markets and to create further shareholder value.”

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