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Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.

Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions:

Lagardère Publishing is the world's third-largest book publisher for the general public and educational markets, and the leader in France. Alongside 6,954 employees, it creates 16,000 original publications each year as well as contributing to their broader circulation by innovating with digital and mobile reading formats. Lagardère Publishing's activities also extend to adjacent businesses such as mobile games and board games.

Lagardère Travel Retail is the world's fifth largest travel retail merchant, with operations in three business segments: Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion, and Foodservice. Lagardère Travel Retail has 19,355 employees across an international network of more than 4,850 points of sale in around one thousand airports, mainline and urban train stations.

The Group's business scope also includes Lagardère News (Paris Match, Le Journal du Dimanche, Europe 1, RFM, Virgin Radio and the Elle brand licence) together with Lagardère Live Entertainment.

Through this strategic refocusing, the Lagardère group is investing in its two strategic divisions with the aim of creating global leaders over the long term.

Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.

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Press releases

2022/01/26

Lagardère Travel Retail opens for business in Peru

2022/01/18

Hachette UK acquires Paperblanks

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

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Faced with the unparalleled crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and which shaped 2020, our Group was able to react swiftly to mitigate its impacts as much as possible..."
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The group's activities

 

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.

 

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