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Why food items are so costly in Airports ?

Tags: food, food items, health
Asked by Uncommon Freind, 27 Apr '13 10:10 am
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High Infrastructure/ Lease Rental
No Alternative Factor
Affordability of the Majority class of people
Brand Vales always commanding a premium
last but Licensed to Loot !!
Answered by MadhavisManbyChoice, 27 Apr '13 10:23 am

 
  
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In an airport, customers are a captive audience. With so few choices and limited selections, food retailers charge what the market will allow. It is the law of supply and demand.

Because they can charge high prices on food and operate with higher margins, the cost of operating a retail outlet in an airport is expensive. Airport retail space is at a premium, so the fees are extremely expensive to open and maintain the restaurant operation. In addition to the rent fees, there are other unseen costs, such as background security checks of employees.
Answered by Psycho, 27 Apr '13 10:12 am

 
  
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Because they know we dont have any other choice
Source: bhukh lagegi to buy karenge hi,kahin aur ni jaa sakte andar hi fase hain
Answered by malika saran, 27 Apr '13 10:33 am

 
  
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Every airport seems to jump on the bandwagon, when the airlines started charging for food and beverages on the flights, and water suddenly became a real moneymaker. Frequently purchased items at post-security shops in particular, such as bottled water, food and breath mints, are noticeably more expensive than in street stores. Retailers at many airports that invoke street pricing have some flexibility in determining comparable prices, and they often use upscale stores as their benchmark. Airport executives say prices are much lower than they were a decade ago, and retailers charge more because it's more expensive to run a business at airports. Improved selections and better quality, gourmet food shops and high-end retailers are all the rage at airports, also inevitably result in higher prices...!
Answered by Dil Se, 27 Apr '13 12:54 pm

 
  
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Due to heavy tax and cost of the place .........
Answered by lolita mansfield, 27 Apr '13 12:37 pm

 
  
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Just the location of the eateries!!!
Answered by Vishwanath V, 27 Apr '13 12:12 pm

 
  
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1. They have to pay huge amounts as rent and other charges for a stall at the airport
2. In India at least...they know that only the affluent can afford air fares
3. Its sheer business economics...they know the depth of our pockets and the lack of alternatives...
so they gang up and fleece us to the limits of our capacity and endurablity
Answered by prasoon, 27 Apr '13 11:13 am

 
  
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Due to cost of space
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 27 Apr '13 10:44 am

 
  
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Exploitation of non availability of shops.
Answered by Seshadri Srinivasan, 27 Apr '13 10:38 am

 
  
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Kamai
Answered by babu rao, 27 Apr '13 10:24 am

 
  
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