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Jones the Grocer opens first duplex store at Changi Airport Terminal 2
SINGAPORE, 30 October 2023 - Jones the Grocer has opened at Changi Airport Terminal 2 and is the first-ever duplex concession in the public area of the airport’s terminals. The artisan café, bakery, patisserie, deli and cheese monger has partnered with SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, and Changi Airport Group (CAG), operator of Singapore Changi Airport, to deliver a gourmet dining and bar experience.
The first Jones the Grocer opened its doors in Sydney in 1996 and there are now over 32 stores across the Middle East and Asia.
Comprising over 6,600 square feet on two levels in the Singapore Airlines check-in zone in Changi Airport’s beautifully revamped Terminal 2, the establishment boasts a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere, designed to provide travellers with a comfortable and memorable dining experience – the perfect setting for a gourmet escape amidst the bustling airport environment.
The ground level of Jones the Grocer features a delicious selection of grab-and-go delights.
Jones the Grocer’s ground level, which is now open, showcases a quick-serve artisan food offer. Expert baristas pour Jones’ famous flat whites and offer a selection of teas, smoothies and shakes to travellers. Customers will also be able to choose from delicious pastries, savoury pies, gourmet sandwiches, cheese toasties, freshly tossed salads as well as a selection of Jones the Grocer’s grab-and-go retail at the deli-style food counter.
The upper level of Jones the Grocer, which aims to delight diners with its island bar and show kitchen, is slated to open later this year.
The level above, which is set to open later this year, will feature expert chefs who will cook Jones the Grocer’s modern, globally influenced food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a show kitchen, enabling travellers to see their food prepared in front of them. At the island bar presenting sweeping views of the stunning revamped terminal, bar staff will serve handcrafted cocktails and small bites. An Italian pizza oven will treat diners to hand-thrown pizzas. There will also be a specially created ‘retail and coffee zone’ that will feature interactive digital screens and hand-picked gourmet retail options.
Jones the Grocer’s commitment to delivering memorable culinary experiences aligns well with CAG’s commitment to bringing a touch of magic to the traveller journey and SSP Group’s dedication to providing exceptional dining options at the world's busiest airports.
Jonathan Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, SSP Asia Pacific said:
“After many months of close collaboration with our partners at Changi Airport Group and Jones the Grocer International we are delighted to be bringing Jones the Grocer to the airport, which is set to become a buzzing foodie hub which will attract travellers and locals from dawn to dusk.
The result is a beautiful outlet on two levels, which will enhance the restaurant and shopping experience for Changi Airport passengers. Our customer insights show us that consumers are increasingly looking for healthier food choices when travelling. We are confident that Jones the Grocer’s high-quality offer of packaged foods and beverages, alongside its flavourful, fresh offering of hand-made sauces and pastas will be very attractive to travellers as well as local Singaporeans passing through Changi Airport.”
Yunib Siddiqui, Chief Executive Officer of Jones the Grocer said:
“We are thrilled to bring back the Jones the Grocer experience to Singapore. Our partnership with SSP marks a significant brand milestone as we introduce Jones the Grocer’s first ever duplex concession at Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2. We look forward to serving fantastic food and delivering memorable experiences at one of the world’s best airports in the world’s most dynamic city.”
Phau Hui Hoon, Vice President of Landside Concessions at Changi Airport Group said:
“At Changi Airport, bringing a touch of magic to the traveller journey and visitor experience is at the heart of all that we do, and we are confident that Jones the Grocer’s artisanal offer will do just that. We are delighted to have collaborated with SSP Group and Jones the Grocer to bring a beloved brand back to Singapore, with exciting new experiences for diners within Changi Airport’s first-ever duplex landside concession.”
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
As one of Asia’s most connected international aviation hubs, Changi Airport links Singapore to some 140 cities globally, with over 100 airlines operating more than 6,000 weekly flights. Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, opened in April 2019, adding to Changi Airport’s shopping and dining offerings of more than 600 F&B and retail outlets across the airport. The world’s most awarded airport, Changi has won over 660 accolades for its consistent and excellent airport staff service, passenger experience and safety standards.