East Rutherford-based Hudson, a Dufry company with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, on June 7 celebrated the opening of its new Hudson Nonstop store at Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), combining the Hudson shopping experience with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.
The opening at MDW is the second Hudson Nonstop store using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, following the inaugural store opening at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in March 2021, which enhanced contactless airport retailing and reimagined the way Hudson exceeds travelers’ expectations.
As the largest Hudson Nonstop store to date, the 1,000-square-foot store provides travelers a glimpse into the products waiting for them inside. By inserting or tapping a credit card, travelers can enter the store, pick up their products, and quickly exit–avoiding checkout lines and making passing through the Windy City store a breeze.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team for delivering not one, but two Hudson Nonstop stores in the past six months. With the opening of Hudson Nonstop at MDW, we’re continuing to expand our digital retail footprint, bringing travelers personalized and contactless shopping environments through innovative technology,” said Brian Quinn, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hudson. “We want to thank the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Midway Partnership, and the local airport community for embracing this innovative new concept, and look forward to our continued success and partnership ahead.”
Travelers arriving at the store are greeted by a Hudson team member who is ready to assist them, answer any questions, and re-stock shelves as needed. Once a credit card has been inserted or tapped at the entry gates, travelers enter the store to find an assortment of travel basics, food selections, and keepsakes right at their fingertips.
“The safety and well-being of the traveling public is our top priority as we welcome passengers back to Chicago’s airports,” said Jamie Rhee, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. “We’re delighted to offer a streamlined, contactless concessions experience at Midway with Hudson Nonstop, which lets travelers shop without slowing down for a checkout line, thanks to Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.”