Lagardere SA engages in content publishing, production, broadcasting, and distribution businesses worldwide. It operates through two divisions: Lagardère Publishing, and Lagardère Travel Retail. The Lagardère Publishing division includes book publishing and e-publishing businesses, which cover the areas of education, general literature, illustrated books, partworks, dictionaries, youth works, mobile games, board games, and distribution in English, French, and Spanish languages.
The Lagardère Travel Retail division is involved in retail activities in transit hubs and concessions in travel essentials, duty free and fashion, and food services fields. As of December 31, 2021, this segment operated 2,928 stores under its own international store names, such as Relay, Hubiz, 1Minute, Hub Convenience, Discover, Tech2go, Aelia Duty Free, The Fashion Gallery, The Fashion Place, Eye Love, So Chocolate, Bread&Co., Hello!, So! Coffee, Trib's, Vino Volo, Natoo, etc., as well as store names with a local identity comprising BuY Paris Duty Free, Casa Del Gusto, and The Belgian Chocolate House.
It also operates stores under franchises or licenses, with retail partners that include TripAdvisor, Fnac, iStore, Marks & Spencer, Hermès, Victoria's Secret, Nespresso, Costa Coffee, Burger King, Dean & Deluca, Eric Kayser, and Paul. In addition, the company engages in the sale of advertising space, magazine circulation, and television broadcasting services; produces concerts and shows; manages entertainment venues; and provides licensing and digital services. Further, it operates radio stations under the Europe 1, Virgin Radio, and RFM names; publishes magazine under the Paris Match name and weekly newspaper under the Le Journal du Dimanche name; and offers a global media imprint under the Elle name.
The company was formerly known as Lagardère SCA and changed its name to Lagardere SA in June 2021. The company was founded in 1826 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Address: 4 rue de Presbourg, Paris, France, 75116