The Autogrill Group

Operations

Autogrill, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, is the world's leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for travelers.

Present in 38 countries with a workforce of 63,000, it manages approximately 5,300 points of sale in 1,200 locations. It operates mainly through concessions: at airports, along motorways and in railway stations, with a selective presence on high streets and at shopping centers, trade fairs and cultural attractions.

The Group operates in two business segments: Food & Beverage and Travel Retail & Duty-Free.

Food & Beverage

Autogrill has food & beverage operations at major travel facilities (from airports to motorway rest stops and railway stations), where it serves a local and international clientele. Its main operations are in North America, Italy and other European countries (primarily France, Belgium and Switzerland), and result from a series of acquisitions between 1995 and 2006 that earned Autogrill an even stronger worldwide leadership position in the business of food & beverage under concession. Offerings reflect the local setting, with the use of internally developed concepts and local brands under license, as well as a global character through the use of international standards (Starbucks, Burger King, Brioche Dorée, etc.) to complement proprietary brands such as Puro Gusto, Ciao, Bubbles, Beaudevin and others. Autogrill manages a portfolio of more than 350 brands, directly or under license.

Travel Retail & Duty-Free

The Travel Retail & Duty-Free business takes place at airports, which is the most dynamic channel as it is most closely bound to trends in the international economy and global trade. The largest market is Europe, with a solid presence in the United Kingdom and Spain; in this latter country the Group was awarded a seven-year extension of its existing contracts in December 2012. The Group is also active in the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. The mainly international clientele appreciates a uniform range of products across the different areas, sometimes supplemented by an assortment of local goods. For this reason, as the various businesses acquired over the years have been integrated, some Group-wide activities—such as marketing, purchasing, finance and other functions typical of a parent—have been centralized in the interests of smooth coordination and efficiency.