Lagardère expands West Africa footprint with Aelia store in Mauritania

By Charlotte Turner |

Lagardère opens the first Aelia Duty Free store in Mauritiania. All images courtesy of Lagardère Travel Retail.

Lagardère opens the first Aelia Duty Free store in Mauritania. All images courtesy of Lagardère Travel Retail.

As pre-empted by TRBusiness in December, Lagardère Travel Retail has now opened its first Aelia Duty Free store in addition to an exclusive restaurant concept, Kepar Café, at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport, in Mauritania.

 

Lagardère Travel Retail continued its development in West Africa in December with the opening of a new Relay store at the main train station in Dakar, Senegal. The official opening was attended by the Senegalese President, according to information shared with TRBusiness by a Lagardère spokesperson this morning. The new generation Relay store opened following a ‘massive refurbishment’ which was completed in December.

 

“As Senegal celebrates the launch of its brand new inter-regional train, which will significantly ease mobility in and around Dakar, we have been honoured to receive the visit of Senegalese President, Macky Sall in the new Relay store we have opened at Dakar station,” confirmed Lagardère TR on its Linkedin feed

 

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“Welcomed by CEO Sountou Bousso and the store team, the President has been able to take a glimpse at the broad offer of travel essentials products we are offering to passengers and commuters in Dakar’s railway station as well as some of our Aelia Duty Free top sellers.

L to R: French Ambassador to Senegal Philippe Lalliot; Sountou Bousso, Lagardère CEO and AFD - Agence Française de Développement CEO Rémy Rioux.

L to R: French Ambassador to Senegal, Philippe Lalliot; Lagardère CEO, Senegal and Gabon, Sountou Bousso; AFD – Agence Française de Développement CEO Rémy Rioux celebrate the opening of the new Aelia Duty Free store at Dakar train station.

“We have also been privileged to host French Ambassador to Senegal, Philippe Lalliot and AFD – Agence Française de Développement CEO Rémy Rioux.
What a way to kick 2022 off.”

 

As reported, on 3 December, Lagardère Travel Retail also opened an Aelia Duty Free store at Banjul International airport in Gambia.

Behind the scenes: the Lagardère Travel Retail team at Banjul International airport in Gambia.

Behind the scenes: the Lagardère Travel Retail team at Banjul International airport in Gambia.

The new Relay Travel Essentials store at Dakar’s railway station, in Senegal.

The new Relay Travel Essentials store at Dakar’s railway station, in Senegal.

 

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