History

1852

1852
Company established, with the opening of the first railway station bookstore in Paris, Gare de Lyon

1990

1990
Business founded in Australia as NewsLink, with stores in Sydney CBD railway stations

1994

1994
Commencement of airport operations in Australia

2001

2001
NewsLink becomes part of the Lagardère Services group

2004

2004
Acquisition of WHSmith travel businesses in Singapore

2005

2005
Acquisition of WHSmith operations in Australia and Hong Kong

2005

2005
Acquisition of Collins Bookseller travel business

2007

2007
Opening of the first RELAY stores in Taiwan

2007

2007
Opening of the first stores in mainland China

2008

2008
Company purchases majority shareholding in the Purely Group

2011

2011
Acquisition of Whitcoulls travel retail stores and launch of RELAY in New Zealand

2011

2011
Duty free stores open in New Caledonia

2011

2011
Integration of the Purely Group

2011

2011
Company renamed LS travel retail Pacific as part of the global rebrand of Lagardère Services’ travel retail business

2012

2012
Acquisition of Duty Free Stores New Zealand and Duty Free Stores Australia

2012

2012
Operations commence in Malaysia

2015

2015
Company renamed Lagardère Travel Retail as a part of a global rebrand
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