Paradies Lagardère acquires industry-leading airport restaurateur HBF, and forms the Paradies Lagardère Dining Division.
HBF acquires North America's largest airport wine bar and wine retail chain, Vino Volo.
Lagardère Travel Retail Acquires Paradies and merges it with LS travel retail North America to create the new industry leader in travel retail and dining – Paradies Lagardère.
HDS Retail North America becomes LS travel retail North America.
Vino Volo, an upscale lounge, restaurant and boutique wine shop, is founded.
Canada’s UCS Group merges with America’s Eastern Lobby Shops, which creates HDS Retail North America.
Hachette acquires The UCS Group, Canada’s largest press retailer.
Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) is launched as a doughnut delivery service at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by Wassim and Carol Hojeij.
Paradies opens the first store in Atlanta Municipal Airport (now Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport).
Hachette launches the renowned Elle Magazine.
Louis Hachette opens Paris’ first railway Bookstore, Bibliothèques de Gare.