Hudson Group, FAO Schwarz to open stores in U.S. airports

Hudson Group, an East Rutherford-based travel retail company, announced it has signed an agreement with FAO Schwarz to be the exclusive airport retailer for FAO Schwarz and FAO Schweetz products and shops.

The toy and candy stores are expected to open in airports across the United States by the end of 2019.

“Hudson Group is committed to delivering exceptional, one-of-a-kind experiences to our guests,” said Michael Levy, chief merchandising officer at Hudson Group. “FAO Schwarz is an iconic brand that will offer a fresh and unique shopping environment for travelers. Their remarkable global recognition, combined with our expansive footprint, make Hudson Group and FAO a seamless partnership, and we are proud to add them to our outstanding portfolio of stores across North America.”

“FAO has provided a magical experience for children for over 150 years and we are proud to keep this tradition alive by crafting transformative retail experiences in new environments,” said David Niggli, chief merchandising officer for FAO Schwarz. “Extending the enthusiasm surrounding our retail rollout to airports across North America is an exciting and natural progression for the brand, and we are thrilled to partner with Hudson Group, a leader in the space.”