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JD.com Takes Equity Stake Duty-Free Retailer Lagardère
Ecommerce, Retail

JD.com Takes Equity Stake Duty-Free Retailer Lagardère

Chinese e-commerce giant, JD.com is expanding in the travel-retail channel by taking a shareholding in the North Asia business of Paris-based global duty-free operator Lagardère Travel Retail. The Company is part of France’s Lagardère Group. JD.com and state-owned fund China Jianyin Investment (JIC) are jointly investing $112 million to take respective shares of 18.6% and 3.7% in the North Asia division. The Company generated revenue of $176 million in 2020 from travel shopping and duty-free activities in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Japan. The deal is expected to close next month. Late last year, JD.com’s rival Alibaba Group took a stake in the world’s biggest airport retailer Dufry, with plans to jointly target the travel-retail business in China which is booming. Now it was JD’s...