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March 26, 2019

Paradies Lagardère Treats Troops with 1 Million Donated Items

Passengers’ in-kind donations help support service men and women around the world

ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, a leading North American travel retailer and restaurateur, is proud to announce that its customers donated 1 million items of need in 2018 to our military service men and women around the globe through the Treat Our Troops program. 

Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program provides travelers, as well as airline and airport employees, the opportunity to purchase goods – from socks and snacks to phone cards and sundries – which are then distributed to military personnel overseas through the USO and other military service organizations. The program also includes free meals for troops from Memorial Day to Independence Day, and “pay it forward” opportunities in which customers donate meals for active or retired military personnel. 


“Paradies Lagardère is so appreciative to coordinate the Treat Our Troops program that provides an important opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their gratitude for our troops and their families,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “These brave men and women make unbelievable sacrifices each and every day and deserve the appreciation. I’m thankful that our associates and management team are so passionate in assisting these troops and working with USO offices across the country.”

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Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceed expectations for our airport partners and travelers. Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. Paradies Lagardère also delivers high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. 

Our 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 23 consecutive years by Airport Experience News magazine (formerly Airport Revenue News magazine). Paradies Lagardère was also recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept. The company’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit