LSG Sky Chefs Partners with Retail in Motion

April 3, 2013

Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Dublin, Ireland – LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of quality in-flight catering, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with the Irish company “Retail in Motion” (RIM). RIM is the leading provider of buy-on-board and retail business solutions for the commercial airline industry. Besides focusing on product development, it also offers a robust IT platform for these increasingly important activities for the airlines and other business segments.
Within the framework of the agreement, the partners will offer end-to-end in-flight retail management solutions. Their portfolio includes IT solutions which deliver on all aspects of in-flight sales activities, including the entire sales lifecycle, from new products and supply chain to sales development and reporting. The entire offering is focused on maximizing in-flight retail revenues through a sector-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution combined with a world-class IT infrastructure called “Vector.”
“With this alliance we combine the innovation of the industry-leading in-flight retail IT technology with the strength of the world’s largest in-flight service provider in order to provide a first-in-class product and service to our customers,” said Dr. Joseph Elias, CEO and founder of Retail in Motion.
“This complementary partnership will enable us to further penetrate the growing buy-on-board and retail market segments,” said Erdmann Rauer, LSG Sky Chefs’ Chief Commercial Officer. “We look forward to combining our vast know-how to offer added value to our customers by enhancing passengers’ onboard experience and satisfaction.”
Retail in MotionTM is an industry leading in-flight retail specialist, providing sophisticated products, services and solutions to the new breed of cost conscious and profit driven airlines. RIM has a proven track record with some of the world’s largest and most demanding airlines.

The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end on-board products and services. These include catering, onboard retail and entertainment, onboard equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s dedication to culinary excellence and expertise in logistics has led to its successful entry into adjacent markets like train services and convenience retail. Its catering activities are marketed under the “LSG Sky Chefs” brand name, through which it delivers 591 million meals a year and is present at 211 airports in 50 countries. In 2015, the companies belonging to the LSG Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 3.0 billion.