About us

One of the two divisions of the Lagardère group, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering global leader in the travel retail industry.

Cumulating more than 160 years of experience in travel retail since the opening of the first bookstore in 1852 at Paris Gare de Lyon, we deliver new experiences for travelers every day.

We design and deliver optimal value propositions for travel retail landlords and strive to become their partner of choice.

Operating over 5,000 stores across Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 42 countries worldwide, we generated €5.2bn sales in 2022.

In the UK & Ireland

Lagardère Travel Retail started its operations in the UK in 2004 with its first Duty Free contract at Belfast International Airport. It then rapidly developed across the UK and Ireland territory with the opening of several Duty-Free, fashion and specialty shops in mid-to-large airports and in ships operated by Irish Ferries.

Currently operating 16 shops across 5 airports and 5 ferries, Lagardère Travel Retail generates circa £72m turnover.