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 €5.2 bn sales in 2022.

In the United Arab Emirates

Lagardère Travel Retail established their presence in the Foodservice business line in the UAE by acquiring ARME (Airest Restaurant Middle East) in 2014.

It currently operates 15 locations at Dubai Airport and 4 food outlets at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Lagardère Capital, a Joint Venture between Lagardère Travel Retail and Abu Dhabi Capital Group has also been awarded 13 Duty Free stores and 7 Restaurants at the upcoming Midfield Terminal in Abu Dhabi.