A change in the status quo begins by joining forces.
The intersection of talents and the world’s needs is where vocation lies.
That’s why “Areas for Change Challenge” was born, aiming to find real solutions related to sustainability within the food & beverage and travel retail industry.
Let’s solve today’s challenges together in this second edition!
Areas for Change Challenge
In a sector affected by the impact of climate change, supply chain crisis, and plastic overuse, we are committed to provide the most sustainable and innovative solutions to reduce our footprint on the planet.
Our mission is to transform the food & beverage and travel retail sector, leading the way to a sustainable global transition.
Through the ‘Areas for Change Challenge,’ we are seeking foodtech startups delivering real solutions to the following challenges
Recycling & Upcycling
Unlocking intelligent solutions to curb food waste in Areas’ restaurants, with a focus on coffee, oil, fruit, and packaging.
Economy of Water
Pioneer digital and robotic innovations for water management, while saving resources and costs.
Return & Resume packaging
Cutting-edge digital solutions committed to gain a ‘use & return’ packaging model for a more sustainable world.
At Areas, we’re actively seeking startups driving the circular economy, also in fashion and textiles, especially when it comes to reimagining employee uniforms. If your startup is pioneering in this space, let’s connect and make a positive impact together!
What change means to us
Inspiring people to create positive change
Accelerating the transition to sustainable food experiences
Moving towards a better future in the travel industry
What do we offer?
A pilot program in Areas’ locations at a global level
Product placement expertise in Areas’ most relevant points of sale
A potential future agreement to become a supplier
Consumer insights & support on go-to-market strategies
December - January 2024
December - January 2024
Relive the 1st Edition!
Three outstanding projects were selected among more than 70 applications to revolutionize the Food&Beverage and Travel industry. Find more about them!
International leader in food&beverage and travel retail. With presence in 10 countries, the company manages more than 2,000 restaurants and stores throughout Europe and America.
With a team of 20,000 people and locations in the main transport hubs in the world (airports, train stations, travel plazas in highways), as well as leisure parks, Areas provides service to more than 350 million customers every year.
Founded in 1968 in Barcelona, Areas is committed to offering high quality services to travelers. Since then, Areas has become a global benchmark operator in the industry, with a deep knowledge of the travelers’ needs and the widest range of restaurant concepts in the market.