Hudson Group Wins Multi-Store Retail Concession Package In San Francisco International Airport

May 18, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. , May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel retailer Hudson Group has been awarded a new contract to provide a variety of news/gift and specialty retail offerings in Terminal 1, Boarding Area "C" of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).


"SFO is known throughout the industry for having one of the top concession programs in the U.S.," said Joe DiDomizio , president and CEO, Hudson Group . "So we were delighted to be selected to bring our package of exciting national and regional brands to Area C. This award expands our footprint in the airport to over 4,000 sq. ft."

Airport Director John L Martin noted, "It's always a pleasure to see an established concession tenant such as Hudson Group expand its services at SFO, particularly when that company is one of the nation's premier news and gift operators. We are pleased that Hudson is providing high quality service and goods to our passengers, and we look forward to our continuing partnership."

Three new spaces were awarded to Hudson -- a Hudson News/Discover San Francisco combination store, a CNN San Francisco newsstand, and Gallerie San Francisco .

Hudson News is Hudson Group's award-winning flagship concept, with over 400 newsstands in airports and rail and bus transportation terminals across the United States and Canada . It is the only national newsstand brand in the travel retail industry.

Discover San Francisco celebrates the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area with merchandise from the city's most beloved landmarks and cultural institutions, along with local food, jewelry, painting, pottery and cloth.

CNN Newsstand San Francisco leverages Hudson's expertise as the leading news operator in North America and CNN's global leadership in news media. The newsstand features a media section and decor that combines the immediacy and information of a CNN telecast with the full functionality and convenience of Hudson News.

Gallerie San Francisco is a trio of specialty retail concepts under one roof:

-- Travel + Leisure (Hudson's exclusive luggage and travel accessories store) -- Fossil (watches, sunglasses and accessories from this popular brand) -- Indulgences (Hudson's proprietary bath and body concept, with lotions and potions from top national and local makers, including Bliss, Zihr, Lather, Klean and the San Francisco Soap Company).

About Hudson Group: Hudson Group is a duty-paid travel retailer, a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland . Hudson operates more than 500 newsstands, bookstores, cafes and premier specialty retail shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals throughout North America . The combined Dufry/Hudson entity oversees over 1,000 stores in 41 countries and 137 airports and terminals.

SOURCE Hudson Group