Hudson opens largest store at world’s busiest airport

By Emily Bader
East Rutherford | Jun 12, 2018 at 11:12 am

East Rutherford-based Hudson Group, a travel retail company, has opened the largest Hudson store at the world’s busiest airport, it announced Tuesday.

The space, totaling more than 5,000 square feet, will be located at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Hudson Group said the ATL Shops by Hudson opening is part of a joint venture refurbishment plan for the airport’s Terminal F to provide “an elevated retail experience for travelers and improve efficacy.”

“We are grateful for Hudson Group’s support in the mid-term refurbishment plan, and we look forward to welcoming the addition of the new 5,000 sq. ft. ATL Shops by Hudson — the world’s largest Hudson store concept — into our retail portfolio,” said Chilly Ewing, director of concessions management of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

It is also part of a multibillion-dollar renovation and expansion project, ATLNExt, which is slated for completion in 2031.

As part of the joint venture plan at Terminal F, Hudson Group will also open Tumi, a travel lifestyle brand, and 5th & Sunset, a sunglasses and accessories store, later this summer.

“Our goal is to meet the changing needs and preferences of customers traveling through the world’s busiest airport by providing them with a variety of exceptional retail offerings,” said Joseph DiDomizio, CEO and president of Hudson Group. “Hudson Group is eager to continue enriching the retail program with the world’s largest Hudson store at the world’s busiest airport — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.”

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