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History

Recent history
since 2015

 

2018

Acquisition of Hojeij Branded Foods and its subsidiary Vino Volo, a leading Foodservice travel operator in North America

HBF logo

2018

Opening of 8 stores in Hong Kong in partnership with China Duty Free Group

Duty Zero in Hong Kong

2018

Launch of the New Age Beauty concept at Paris Charles de Gaulle

New Age Beauty concept at Paris

2017

Opening of the first store on the African continent, at Dakar airport (Senegal)

The first store on the African continent

2017

Launch of activities in KSA (Riyadh, Djeddah, Dammam)

Aelia duty Free in KSA

2015

Acquisition of Paradies, a leading airport travel retailer in North America

Paradies Lagardère

2015

Creation of the Foodservice business line

So! Coffee store

2015

Lagardère Services becomes Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardère Travel Retail

Acceleration
2001-2014

 

2014

New Aelia Duty Free concept

Aelia Duty Free concept

2014

Creation of a partnership with SAVE to operate retail and foodservice in Venice, Treviso and Verona airports

SAVE

2013

Gain of the SNCF (French railway network) tender to operate Travel Essentials business under a JV scheme

Relay store

2012

Acquisition of AdR Retail, the operator of the Duty Free/Duty Paid concessions in Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Rome

Aeroporti di Roma

2008

Opening of the first Costa Coffee and PAUL in the Czech Republic

PAUL store

2007

Development of Duty Free operations in the UK, Poland and the Czech Republic

Aelia Duty Free store

2007

Opening of the first Relay stores in Taiwan and mainland China

first Relay stores in Taiwan

2003

Joint venture with ADP. Creation of Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire (SDA)

Aéroports de Paris

2001

Acquisition of DFA/Saresco and creation of Aelia by merger with Aeroboutique

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Geographical expansion
1990-2000

 

2000

Relais H is renamed Relay. International launch of Relay, the leading international brand in Travel Essentials

Relay

1999

Development of operations in Travel Essentials in Germany, Poland and Czech Republic

Relay store

1995

Acquisition of UCS (Canada) to become HDS Retail North America

United Cigar Stores

1990

Acquisition of Eastern Lobby Shop (USA)

Eastern Lobby Shop

The origins
1852-1980

 

1980

Creation of the Relais H brand

Relais H

1965

First Duty Free boutique

First Duty Free Shop

1852

Opening of the first railway station bookstore in Paris, Gare de Lyon

First railway station bookstore in Paris