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02.13.2012

Delaware North Companies Brings ZoomSystems Technology to Syracuse Hancock International Airport


Best Buy Express located in north concourse of Syracuse Hancock International Airport
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2012) – Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport announced today the installation of a brand new Best Buy Express ZoomShop, located in the north concourse of the airport.

The Best Buy Express machine, manufactured by San Francisco based ZoomSystems, is an automated retail channel of distribution which offers the convenience of online shopping with the immediate gratification of traditional retail. The machine is ideally suited for the airport’s high-traffic environment, and offers the same high-end consumer electronics found at Best Buy stores nationwide. Products include portable media players, digital cameras, gaming consoles, headphones, phone chargers, travel gadgets and popular products by brand names like Apple.

“One of Delaware North’s goals is to always be mindful about the future of retail technology and what is most convenient for the customer.” said Matt King, President of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “Installing the Best Buy Express ZoomShop at the Syracuse airport shows Delaware North’s dedication to staying ahead of retail trends and to providing customers what they want with ease.”

“The Best Buy Express ZoomShop is a convenient and easy way for our passengers to have access to a variety of electronics and other products and we are thrilled to now have a ZoomShop in our airport.” said Aviation Commissioner Christina Reale. “This is just the first of many services we hope to introduce to the flying public in the future.”

Launched in 2008, the ZoomShop Express concept fulfills Best Buy’s promise to “provide today’s consumers with products to help them stay connected or find an escape anywhere, anytime.” a concept Delaware North wholeheartedly embraces. Similarly, the Best Buy Express provides airport travelers the same benefits as in-store customers, with the same pricing as in stores, full product description on a touch screen, and the ability to return items to any Best Buy in the world, full warranty, full guarantee. The machine accepts all major debit and credit cards.

The new Best Buy Express machine is located in the airport’s north concourse near the Gateway Café, the newly-opened restaurant also operated by Delaware North at the airport.
Contact(s):
Jesse Baier
Delaware North Companies
jbaier@dncinc.com
www.DelawareNorth.com

About Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Serving the air transportation needs of millions of people across central and upstate New York and Canada, Syracuse Hancock International Airport is a major transportation hub, employer, and vital component of the local economy. In conjunction with the recently established Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, the City of Syracuse and the Authority seek to stimulate air service, economic development, trade and tourism by adding more service to more destinations, lowering operating costs, and increasing non-aeronautical revenue. For more information, visit www.syrairport.org.

About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the world’s leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. Its award-winning operations include airports throughout the United States, such as Los Angeles International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, as well as international airports such as Melbourne International Airport in Australia and Gatwick International Airport in London.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
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