Hudson, a Dufry company and travel experience leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, transportation hubs, points of interest and tourist destinations across North America, announced today that she was awarded a ten-year contract extension at Ontario International Airport (ONT), which serves more than 5.5 million travelers a year. With over 8,600 square feet of retail space, the contract includes the conversion of two of Hudson’s seven existing stores to its new store-in-store concept, To evolve – opening later this year in Terminals 2 and 4.

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Return of Evolve by Hudson at Ontario International Airport (Photo: Business Wire)

The agreement is the latest in a multi-year partnership between Hudson and the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) – a testament to Hudson’s ability to exceed traveler expectations and create value thanks to the best retail formats. Since 2017, Hudson has offered ONT travelers some of its most popular exclusive concepts, including Ink by Hudson, as well as localized concepts that celebrate the city as the gateway to Southern California. Now the partnership is taking the next step, as ONT will also be home to Hudson’s first two Evolve stores on the West Coast.

“Our partnership with the Ontario International Airport Authority has been extremely successful over the years as they share our vision and commitment to transforming the retail experience,” said Brian Quinn, executive vice president and deputy general manager of Hudson. “With this expansion, we are confident that we will continue to offer the level of service and innovative concepts that their travelers are looking for, including our two new Evolve stores.”

Offering a one-stop shopping destination, Evolve brings together a curated selection of national and local brands with the best in travel essentials. Here, travelers will be delighted to find boutiques featuring luggage from Briggs & Riley and Herschel Supply Co., accessories from Happy Socks and Sunglass Hut, electronics from Apple, Beats, Bose and Brookstone, toys from Build-A- Bear Workshop ® and LEGO ®, and local fan-favorite products in a “Distinctively Los Angeles” section.

With convenience at its core, Evolve also offers three payment options, including self-checkout and mobile point-of-sale (POS), allowing Hudson team members to spend more time helping travelers. and to serve as brand ambassadors.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Hudson and bring the Evolve concept to Ontario International Airport. One of the benefits of flying to and from the ONT is the convenient, hassle-free customer experience our travelers can enjoy, and we believe this new in-store retail format aligns directly with that. said Alan D. Wapner, Chairman of the OIAA Board of Commissioners and Pro-Tem Mayor of the City of Ontario.

About Hudson

Hudson, a Dufry Company, is a travel experience company transforming the world of travel into a world of opportunity by being a traveler’s best friend at more than 1,000 stores in airports, suburban centers, landmarks and tourist places. Our team members treat travelers like friends at our travel convenience, specialty retail, duty-free and restaurant destinations. At the intersection of travel and retail, we partner with owners and sellers and take innovative business approaches to deliver exceptional value. To learn more about how we can make your location a travel destination, please visit us at groupehudson.com or follow our journey on LinkedIn, Twitter and instagram.

About Ontario International Airport

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent travelers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in central Southern California. It is a full-service airport that, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, provided nonstop commercial jet service to 26 major airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Taiwan. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com. Follow @flyONT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The OIAA was established in August 2012 by a joint powers agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT in the benefiting the Southern California economy and residents of the airport’s four county catchment area. The OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Mayor Pro Tem Alan D. Wapner (Chair), Retired Mayor of Riverside Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice-Chair), Ontario City Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner), and retired business leader Julia Gouw (Commissioner).

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SOURCE: Hudson Ltd.

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PUBLISHED: 04/21/2022 08:00 AM / DISK: 04/21/2022 08:02 AM



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