July 13, 2024

E-commerce launch helps SACC rebuild

Saudi Arabia Catering Company (SACC) has launched a new e-commerce platform to complement its ground retail services.

The platform will support the pre-ordering of inflight meals and direct-to-seat delivery services on the aircraft and trains SACC work with.

The news follows the company’s annual report which showed 1.21bn SAR in revenues and 14.1m SAR net profits for 2021. Highlights of the year included celebrations of the company’s 40th year of operation in December, the opening of the Jed Welcome Lounge and the grand opening of the Al Fursan International Lounge at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED).

The company served 140,272 flights; delivering 17,016,772 inflight meals and welcoming 1,234,366 lounge guests through 2021.

Since May 2021 it saw a gradual return to pre-pandemic travel patterns following the lifting of pandemic restrictions. It gained its HALAL certifcation for SHC/SFDA for all SACC sites, and for the first time gained ISO 17025 accreditation for its central lab. It has trailed and implemented a new point-of-sale digital system.

A spokesman said: “The resilience and strength of our on-going strategic diversification delivered a significant rebound in revenues and a return to the profitability path, establishing positive momentum as we prepare for accelerating growth in a stronger operating environment over the coming years. Over the last 40 years, we have forged a proud legacy built on lasting partnerships, charting an ambitious path to diversify and accelerate into the future, in order to build on our strengths and deliver sustainable growth and profitability for years to come.”