Press Release: Sunset News opens in Mineta San Jose International Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2009

Media Contact:
Dana Smith
Dadascope Communications
510.524.2066
dana@dadascope.com

SUNSET MAGAZINE OPENS BRAND'S FIRST NEWSSTAND AT MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Sunset News, Located on Terminal B Concourse, Opens to the Public July 15th

Menlo Park, Calif. – Sunset magazine (www.sunset.com), the premier guide to life in the West, has teamed up with HMSHost, a world leader in creating shopping and dining in travel venues, to open Sunset News, an exclusive branded newsstand in the Mineta San Jose International Airport. This exclusive newsstand will open to the public on July 15th. It will be located on the Terminal B Concourse, opposite Gate 20 in one of the highest traffic areas of the main airport serving the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley.

Featuring finishes that reflect the Western palate and surroundings, including artisanal tiles in earthy browns and fresh greens, the 1290-square foot Sunset News will offer a broad selection of magazine titles, a range of newspapers from local to international, an assortment of books from popular titles to current best sellers, local and regional maps and guidebooks and convenience items such as candy, bottled beverages, film, health and beauty items in travel-sized packaging and travel accessories from Brookstone. The offering of Brookstone items within the Sunset News store is made possible through an exclusive arrangement between HMSHost and these two popular brands.

"As the ultimate resource for Western living, we're excited for the Sunset brand to welcome travelers to this dynamic city ― the tenth largest in the nation," said Katie Tamony, Sunset editor in chief. "Partnering with HMSHost to operate this store affords us a great opportunity to potentially reach 9.7 million passengers per year. We look forward to welcoming millions of travelers to the West and introducing them to the Sunset brand."

In addition to this newsstand, Sunset looks forward to announcing a number of additional relationships with licensees to create branded products for home and garden.

"The addition of the Sunset brand to our line-up of retail stores at Mineta San Jose International Airport brings an immensely popular regional name and quality newsstand selection to SJC's travelers," said Joan Ryzner, senior vice president, HMSHost Retail.  "Sunset magazine has worked hand in hand with HMSHost to develop this unique retail offering for the airport setting and we know travelers will enjoy the Sunset experience."

About HMSHost:

HMSHost is a world leader in creating shopping and dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food and beverage and retail services for people on the move. With over €5.8 billion expected sales in 2008, the Group operates in 43 countries and employs some 70,000 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information.

About Sunset:

Sunset magazine is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. Sunset and sunset.com are part of the Lifestyle group of magazines and websites published by Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico.

About Mineta San Jose International Airport:

Mineta San José International Airport is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. SJC served 9.7 million passengers and handled approximately 162 million pounds of air cargo in 2008. SJC has approximately 145 flights a day on 13 domestic and international carriers to 27 nonstop destinations.

Mineta San José International Airport is located in San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, California's third largest city and the nation's tenth largest city (population 1,007,000). For more Airport information, visit www.flysanjose.com, or call Airport Customer Service at (408) 501-0979.

 

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