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UNITED STATES. The Dufry Hudson Company has secured a contract extension at Harry Reid International Airport through 2038. It extends a longstanding partnership with the Clark County Department of Aviation that began in 2003.

Hudson said it would invest significant capital in transforming its business and digital portfolio at the Nevada airport, which served 51.5 million passengers in 2019.

As part of this, Hudson will convert 17 of its 31 existing stores to all new concepts in 2022 and 2023. This will increase its travel convenience and specialty retail footprint as well as its premium brand offering, including duty-free, the retailer noted.

At the end of the newly extended contract, Hudson will have operated retail at the Nevada airport for 35 years (Image courtesy of Harry Reid International Airport)

The new stores – spanning over 25,500 square feet across Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and the D gates – will feature striking design elements inspired by “The City of Lights”. They include Hudson, Hudson Nonstop, Brookstone, Evolve by Hudson, The Atrium, Sunglass Hut and UNOde50.

The stores will be operated under Hudson Las Vegas JV, a joint venture between Hudson and its partners Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). These partners include AC LLC, BTU Gift & News, Epicure International Group and SB Specialties.

Brian Quinn, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Hudson, said, “Thank you to Rosemary Vassiliadis and the entire airport management team for sharing our vision for the future of travel retail here at Vegas.

Brian Quinn promises unique Hudson shopping experiences at Harry Reid International Airport

“With this new expansion, we have the opportunity to reinvent our store concepts and product selection to create unique shopping experiences designed for today’s retail environment and travelers, leveraging leveraged our strengths in travel convenience, specialty retail and digital innovation.”

Harry Reid International Airport’s Director of Aviation, Rosemary Vassiliadis, said, “Hudson has been a long-standing and valued partner in providing a world-class travel experience for those traveling to and from Las Vegas. Vegas.

“Innovation is one of our core values ​​at LAS, and we appreciate Hudson’s investment in technology and forward-looking retail concepts as we work together to meet and exceed expectations. travellers.”

The Hudson Red By Dufry loyalty program will be available at select stores so travelers can interact with Hudson before, during and after their trip. They will receive exclusive benefits every time they shop.

Hudson will also increase the presence of digital payment options, which she says will allow team members to spend more time helping travelers. This includes doubling the number of cash registers and introducing mobile POS and other frictionless payment features for the first time.

Bright Concept: A rendering of Hudson’s Evolve store which will feature selected Sense of Place products at each airport, including Harry Reid International

The new stores in detail

Hudson: Offers books, magazines, snacks and beverages, travel and convenience items, local souvenirs, electronics, and more.

Hudson nonstop: The concept of travel convenience that offers travelers a quick and frictionless way to pick up their essentials, food and beverage items and local favorites and then head out, all without stopping to pay.

Brookstone: Brookstone offers products in categories including audio, gadgets, luggage, STEM, travel accessories and wellness.

Evolve by Hudson: Combining the accessibility of travel conveniences with specialty retail, Evolve by Hudson is a one-stop shop tailored to the local market.

The Atrium: Featuring a collection of local, regional, national and global brands, it is a specialty retail experience with branded boutiques inside.

Sunglasses hut: Offers brands of fashion, luxury and performance sunglasses. The store offers a wide range of styles from exclusive brands from Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as other high-end brands.

UNOde50: Offers unique jewelry handmade in Spain. With a promise of exclusivity in its name, the brand presents limited editions of 50 units in each collection.

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