East Rutherford, N.J. -- Travel retailer Hudson Group, owner of the Hudson News airport stores, said Tuesday it has launched a new retail concept called Hudson, with the first unit slated to open at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s Central Terminal.
The 3,500-sq.-ft. store moves beyond the traditional newsstand and offers travel-related products such as electronics and media-related items; health and beauty aids; meals, snacks and beverages; locally and regionally themed merchandise from the Puget Sound region; as well as the standard magazines and books.
"We have had the new Hudson concept under development for some time,” said Joe DiDomizio, president and CEO, Hudson Group. “Our goal was to redesign our core concept to create a more open, friendly and welcoming environment for travelers. We have accomplished this not only with the creation of 'smart' tablets mounted directly on our displays, but through whimsical, color-coded signage to attract customers' attention to featured products and promotions."