ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, the North American division of Lagardère Travel Retail, commits not to distribute, throughout its whole network, any product containing egg or egg product, produced by hens raised in cages, by 2025.
This decision, taken in unison by all of Lagardère Travel Retail’s subsidiaries, concern all the restaurants and points of sales operated by Lagardère Travel Retail, in railway stations and airports, in Europe, North America, the Middle-East, and in Asia-Pacific.
The Group’s Italian and German subsidiaries have already put an end to their supply in cage eggs and are now using cage-free eggs exclusively.
This very significant step is part Lagardère Travel Retail’s global and pro-active strategy supporting sustainable development. The Group notably considers extending the principles of this decision to other product categories.
Dag Rasmussen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lagardère Travel Retail, said: “This decision shows our commitment to provide our customers with products of the highest possible quality. Lagardère Travel Retail thanks The Humane League for their perseverance that has been instrumental in significantly improving the conditions in which animals are raised.”
Alexandria Beck, Manager, Open Wing Alliance, declared: “Open Wing Alliance member organizations applaud Lagardère Travel Retail for committing to eliminate cruel cages from its global supply chain. As a pioneering global leader in the travel retail industry, this policy to source exclusively cage-free eggs will set a new standard for the travel industry worldwide.”
About Paradies Lagardère: Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. The company specializes in three airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Food and Beverage, and has expertise in international, national and local brands. Paradies Lagardère’s commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management, has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 22 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News magazine. Paradies Lagardère’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit http://paradieslagardere.com.
About Lagardère Travel Retail: One of the four divisions of Lagardère Group, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering global leader in the travel retail industry. Operating 4,500 stores across Travel Essentials, Duty Free and Foodservice in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 33 countries, Lagardère Travel Retail generates a €4 bn sales (managed 100%).Lagardère Travel Retail has a unique holistic approach aimed at exceeding travelers’ expectations throughout their journey and optimizing landlords’ assets and partners’ brands.