History

Recent history in Austria

2023

Reopening Zugvogel Restaurant

2023

Opening first Costa Coffee in Austria

2022

Opening two Relay shops in Vienna & Salzburg

2021

Opening of two Viennese coffee and pastry shops AIDA in Innsbruck Tyrol

2020

Second Viennese coffee and pastry shop AIDA opens at Graz main station

2019

First Viennese coffee and pastry shop AIDA opens at Vienna International Airport

2018

Take over of four new stores in the main train stations in Salzburg and Graz

2018

Opening of first TRIB's store at Vienna International Airport

2017

Opening of new concept Brezel Meister at Vienna International Airport

2015

Acquisition of Airest Germany & Retail GmbH, an established leader in Foodservice

Lagardère Travel Retail

Group History
Since 1852

2023

Lagardère Travel Retail becomes Costa Coffee's master franchisee and takes over the network of 142 stores in Poland and Latvia

Lagardere-Travel Retail - Costa Coffee - Master franchise

2022

Acquisition of Marché International, the multi-brand international catering company with the take over of the restaurant network in six countries: Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Singapore

Lagardere-Travel Retail - Marché International

2022

Integration of HWH’s portfolio of F&B operations at Dubai Airport

Lagardere-Travel Retail - HWH’s portfolio - Dubai

2021

Lagardère Travel Retail Pacific and Australian Travel Retailer AWPL form a joint venture under the name Lagardère AWPL

Lagardere-Travel Retail - Joint venture - Lagardère AWPL

2021

Creation of a partnership with JD.com, the e-commerce giant in mainland China, Hong-Kong and Japan

2019

Acquisition of International Duty Free, the leading duty free operator in Belgium, with a presence in Luxembourg and Kenya

Lagardere-Travel Retail- IDF- Logo

2019

Launch of the Foodservice activity in the Netherlands, with the takeover of 28 Smullers in the Dutch Rail network

Smullers

2018

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

Lagardere Travel Reatil - History - HBF

2015

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

Lagardere Travel Retail - History - LTR

2015

Creation of the Foodservice business line

Lagardere-Travel Retail- So coffee - Poland

2015

Lagardère Services becomes Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardère Travel Retail

2014

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail- History

2013

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail- Relay - SNCF

2012

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail- History- Aeroporti di Roma

2001

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail- Aeroboutique - DFA/Saresco - Aelia

2000

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail- Travel Essentials - Relay H

1995

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail - HDS Retail North America

1990

Acquisition of Eastern Lobby Shop (USA)

Lagardere-Travel Retail - Eastern Lobby Shop

1980

Creation of the Relais H brand

Lagardere-Travel Retail - Relais H - Relay

1965

First Duty Free boutique

Lagardere-Travel Retail - Duty Free

1852

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

Lagardere-Travel Retail- First railway bookshop - Gare de Lyon