Autogrill is the world’s leading provider of Food & Beverage services for travelers.
Present in 30 countries with a workforce of about 55,000, it manages more than 4,500 points of sale in over 1,000 locations. It operates mainly through concessions: at airports and railway stations, along motorways, on high streets and at shopping centers, trade fairs and cultural attractions.
With its operations in North America, Italy and other European countries such as France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany, Autogrill is now the world’s largest provider of Food & Beverage services under concession.
The Group offers to its customers a highly varied selection, including both proprietary products and concepts (such as Ciao, Bistro, Bubbles, Beaudevin and La Tapenade) and third-party concepts and brands. The latter include local brands as well as names recognized around the world (Starbucks Coffee, Burger King, Brioche Dorée, etc.). The Group manages a portfolio of more than 250 brands, directly or under license.
Between 2005 and 2008 the Group diversified into the Travel Retail & Duty Free business through a series of acquisitions (Aldeasa, Alpha and World Duty Free) that were then integrated with each other in the following years.
On 6 June 2013 the shareholders’ meetings of Autogrill S.p.A. and World Duty Free S.p.A. (“WDF S.p.A.”), company set up by Autogrill S.p.A. on 27 March 2013, approved a proportional partial demerger by which Autogrill S.p.A. assigned to WDF S.p.A. the portion of its equity relating to the Autogrill Group’s Travel Retail & Duty Free operations. As a result of the demerger, effective since 1 October 2013, the two groups operate in a separate and independent way.