The French group Lagardère, present on the local market through the company Lagardère Travel Retail, active in the field of retail for travelers, aims to open 30 new spaces in Romania by the end of this year, focusing mainly on the concepts of proximity and development in the area of ​​airports.

“In August, we will bring a new concept to Romania, natoo, a place focused on healthy food. The first space under this name, which was born at the airport in Venice, will open in Park Lake “, says Marius Văcălău, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail.

The company ended 2021 with a turnover of 829 million lei, increasing by about 7% compared to the previous year. For the entire year 2022, the company has budgeted a 12-15% increase in business.

“In the first months of 2022, we are already 5% above what we budgeted at the beginning of the year. Since April, there has been a resumption of flights, April 2022 has come very close as a result of April 2019, before the pandemic. “

In Romania, Lagardère Travel Retail has been present for over 25 years in retail in transit areas, shopping malls and business centers and operates a network of approximately 300 stores for the segments of urban convenience, travel essentials, gifts & souvenirs and foodservice. The company is present in almost all airports in Romania with the foodservice division, and at the airport in Otopeni it has a single unit, under the Relay brand, between the Departures and Arrivals terminals.

Locally, Lagardère Travel Retail’s portfolio includes eight brands, the best known being Inmedio, Relay, 1 Minute, HUB Convenience and So! Coffee.

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