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Edipresse Group


Lausanne-based Edipresse is a European newspaper, magazine and book publisher with minor electronic interests. It has around 3,850 employees.

The group

Edipresse centres on Francophone newspaper publishing in Switzerland. It dates from the late 1980s when there was a complicated restructuring of the Swiss and French book, printing, newspaper and magazine interests of the Payot family and associates. An indication of its history is here.

The group now operates in in Switzerland, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Greece and Romania. It publishes 80 dailies and magazines, and has eight printing works: three in Switzerland, two in Spain, one in France, one in Greece and one in Romania. Its operation in Portugal is through the ACJ Edipress group, in which it (like Abril) has a 33% stake.