The Fashion Gallery outlet at Warsaw airport (Poland)
LAGARDÈRE TRAVEL RETAIL, A MAJOR PLAYER IN TRAVEL AREA RETAIL
The preferred partner of licensors and major brands in airports, railway stations and other travel areas, Lagardère Travel Retail is one of the world's largest operators in the sector.
SUCCESSFUL NEW RELAY CONCEPT
Relay stores significantly increased their sales in 2015 after they extensively refurbished their sales outlets in France and extended their offering to include new ranges of products and services.
On the back of this success, the new Relay concept will now be rolled out across all countries in which Lagardère Travel Retail operates.
PARADIES ENTERS THE OPERATING SCOPE OF LAGARDÈRE TRAVEL RETAIL
Renowned for the variety of its concepts and its operational excellence, Paradies boasts a network of more than 550 sales outlets, which now join the 210 stores already operated by Lagardère Travel Retail in North America.
This acquisition has lifted the division to the position of number three Travel Retail operator in the North American market.
NUMEROUS WINNING TENDERS
In 2015, Lagardère Travel Retail won numerous tenders in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Whether in Foodservice, Travel Essentials or Fashion, the division offers travellers an incredibly wide range of banners.
During the year, the Group division intensified its sales outlet openings in Foodservice, with examples including Trib's and Prêt à Manger in Nice (France), Burger King in Strasbourg (France), Java U Café in Vancouver (Canada), Mathús and Loksins in Keflavik (Iceland), So! Coffee and Trib's in Valencia (Spain), Eagle Boys Express in Cairns (Australia) and Bricco Pizza in Burgas (Bulgaria).
Furthermore, in Travel Essentials, Lagardère Travel Retail stepped up the diversification of its range with the inauguration of a second Marks & Spencer in Paris (France) and several 7-Elevens in the United States (Los Angeles and Dallas).
Lagardère Travel Retail has formed a number of alliances with major players in fast food and selective distribution. These partnerships enable it to expand - and diversify - the range of food it offers to customers.
The division's varied concepts, renowned banners and ability to respond skilfully to tenders are all major assets when bidding for new concessions in an environment where licensors worldwide are constantly raising the bar on standards.
In the Luxury segment, Lagardère Travel Retail has pushed ahead with the development of numerous international brands, including Victoria's Secret in France and New Zealand; Michael Kors, Burberry and Mango in Paris's airports; Tumi and Hugo Boss in Dallas; and Pandora in Rome. It also opened a 1,000 square meter high-end luxury retail space at Kunming Changshui airport (China), showcasing ten prestigious haute couture and cosmetics brands.
Several next-generation Aelia Duty Free stores were also opened in Warsaw and Luxembourg after the new concept demonstrated its commercial appeal at the Marseille store in France, which opened in late 2014.