New grab-n-go concept brings convenience, variety to the arena’s concessions and retail lineup
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 9, 2013) – Delaware North Companies Sportservice, a global leader in sports hospitality, and the Columbus Blue Jackets this week announced the addition of the Front Street Market, a grab-n-go-style outlet in Nationwide Arena.
Located near section 110 and the Front Street entrance, the Front Street Market gives fans a convenient shopping experience that boasts several healthy food options, a full line of Pepsi products, a broad selection of beers and progressive adult beverages, snacks, candy, sundries, and Blue Jackets retail merchandise.
With its grab-n-go format, the outlet gives fans faster transaction times and represents the Blue Jackets’ and Sportservice’s commitment to continuous Nationwide Arena improvements.   
“Delaware North Companies Sportservice has had a lot of success with grab-n-go outlets in several of its company-operated ballparks, most notably Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and Progressive Field in Cleveland,” said Tom Booth, general manager for Sportservice at Nationwide Arena.
“We are very excited to be working with the Blue Jackets to bring this very convenient concept to Nationwide Arena. There is quite literally a little something for everyone, not only for the game but for grabbing something to take home,” Booth said.
“The Blue Jackets are committed to providing our guests with an exceptional in-arena experience and we believe the Front Street Market will do just that,” said Blue Jackets Executive Vice President of Business Operations Larry Hoepfner. “It will offer a wide variety of food and beverage choices, sundries and retail items in a very convenient setting and we are pleased to partner with Delaware North Sportservice to bring it to our fans.”
Fans can quickly purchase such prepared items as a turkey wrap, California sushi rolls, yogurt parfait with granola, hummus with pita chips, chicken salad with fruit, fruit and cheese trays, and shrimp cocktails, among other fresh-food options. Snack options include Skittles, M&Ms (plain and peanut), Welch’s fruit snacks, Jolly Ranchers, Strawberry Twizzlers, Reeces Cup three pack, kettle corn, Doritos (cool ranch and nacho cheese), Lay’s (Baked, Regular, and Sour Cream and Onion), Beef Jerkey and Sour Patch Kids.
Beer and progressive alcoholic beverages include Labatt Blue, Labatt Blue Light, Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud Select, Michelob Ultra, Leinenkugel Lemon Berry Shandy, Blue Moon, Smirnoff Ice, Mike’s Harder Lemonade, Mike’s Harder Black Cherry,  Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Light Lager, Pabst Blue Ribbon,  Tecate, Corona, Tilt, Twisted Tea, Heineken and Fosters. Non-alcoholic beverages include Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Mug Root Beer, Lipton Brisk Lemonade, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Orange Crush, Aquafina Water, Aquafina Water Strawberry Kiwi, Aquafina Water Wild Berry, Gatorade Fruit Punch, Gatorade Riptide Rush, Lipton Brisk Tea Lemon, Lipton Brisk Green Citrus, Sobe Life Water Pomegranate Cherry, Sobe Life Water Acai Raspberry, Orange Spray Orange Juice, Orange Spray Apple Juice, Orange Spray Cran-Grape Juice, Red Bull and Sugar-Free Red Bull.
Sundries and retail options include Advil, Aleeve, cough drops, Dayquil, Motrin, Pepcid, Pepto Bismal, Sudafed, Tums, Tylenol Extra Strength, Kleenex, Kodak AA batteries, earplugs, Chapstick, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, band aids, 24-ounce can koozies, mini goalie sticks, mini player sticks, souvenir pucks, foam fingers, hockey trading cards, logo key-chains, mini zambonis, reusable bags and Blue Jackets’ card sets, among other items. 
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster, including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball’s All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games. For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today’s fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. 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 has revenue exceeding $2.6 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.



Charles Roberts
Comm. Specialist
Email: CHRobert@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5545
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