Mélanie Guilldou has been leading Lagardère Travel Retail Foodservice Business Line, one of the Group’s three business lines with Duty Free and Travel Essentials, since May 2016.
The Foodservice business line has been identified as a strategic activity in 2015, with great expectations in terms of sales and business development. Since that date the growth, organic but also external through Foodservice operators acquisition (eg HBF in the US in 2019) has been very dynamic. Sales have doubled in 3 years to achieve €1bn sales in 2019. The brand portfolio has been strengthened through partnerships or thanks to internal and bespoke brands.
Mélanie is a member of Lagardère Travel Retail Management Board.
Since January 2021 she has been in charge of steering and implementing the CSR Strategy within the Group, as EVP Foodservice and CSR.
Lagardère Travel Retail CSR Strategy is structured around 4 pillars: Planet, Ethic, People, Social, and made some market-leading commitments such as contributing to carbon neutrality by the end of 2023.
Lagardère Travel Retail is a leading global company present in 42 countries, 260 airports, 710 metro and railway stations, achieving €2.9bn sales in 2021.
Mélanie Guilldou has more than 20 years of experience in Marketing and Business Development in the Retail and Foodservice industries, gained at major French and international players such as Agapes Group, Sodexo, SSP and Carrefour Property.