On April 9 Compass Group announced it had agreed the sale of its station, on-train, airport and service station catering concession business Select Service Partner to private equity firm EQT. The sale includes Rail Gourmet (RG 12.04 p830).

CAPTION: Last month a parade of inflatable penguins at JREast’s main station in Sendai drew attention to the expansion of Mobile Suica services to cover the city. Mobile Suica integrates Suica contactless smart card tickets into a range of mobile telephone handsets