Hudson, a Dufry company and travel experience leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, announced it will serve a new travel location, Colorado Springs Airport (COS), through a seven-year contract.
Hudson is introducing three stores to its new market – two travel convenience and one specialty retail. Each store will be individually crafted with unique design elements and offer locally sourced products. Hudson will begin operating at COS on September 1, 2022, with construction for the three new stores starting in 2023. The new stores will operate under the HG COS Concessionaires JV with local Airport Concessions Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Partner Uyen Le, owner of two Beauty Bars in Colorado Springs.
The three stores – one pre-security and two post-security – will offer travelers the best of travel convenience and specialty retail. Spanning more than 4,700 square feet of concessions space, the additions will include:
Hudson – Colorful Colorado: A locally themed travel convenience concept celebrating the magnificent scenery of the mountains, rivers and plains of the Centennial State. Equipped with self-checkout and mobile POS, the store offers a wide assortment of books, electronics, food and beverage products, and local gifts and souvenirs, along with branded shop-in-shops from Herschel Supply Co. and Sunglass Hut.
Hudson Nonstop: Skip the checkout lines at Hudson Nonstop, a travel convenience concept that provides a fast and frictionless way for travelers to pick up their must-have essentials, food and beverage products, and local favorites, and then exit, all without stopping to pay.
The Atrium At Colorado Springs: Featuring a collection of local, regional, national, and global brands, The Atrium At Colorado Springs is a one-stop specialty retail experience. With branded shop-in-shops inside, The Atrium has an assortment of products, which includes accessories from Happy Socks; eyewear from Sunglass Hut; electronics from Brookstone and other leading brands; luggage from Herschel Supply Co.; official merchandise from the U.S. Olympics and Paralympics Museum and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA); and toys from Build-A-Bear Workshop and LEGO. Local offerings include artisan-crafted jewelry from Renata Rubio 92.5 and natural skin and body care from Rocky Mountain Soap Market and Simple Body.
Mobile POS is available in addition to two automated retail units affixed directly to the store exterior for 24/7 retailing, offering travel convenience items as well as products from Apple, Beats, Brookstone, and The Art of Shaving.
Each storefront will feature vibrant wrap-around designs and eye-catching imagery that recreates some of the most recognizable sites – like Pike’s Peak – in photogenic, shareable moments. Inside, the interactive viewing experience will continue to come to life through thoughtfully chosen architectural finishes and accents, inviting color palettes, bright lighting, and themed graphics sprawling across the walls and up onto the ceilings.
A selection of local and airport-branded merchandise is also featured in the stores. These include local artisan-crafted jewelry from Renata Rubio 92.5, a Women Business Enterprise; natural skin and body care from Rocky Mountain Soap Market and Simple Body; handmade gifts and décor from Heartshake Studios; tasty food and beverage offerings from Sasquatch Cookies and The Olive Tap; and educational children’s items from Simple Gift Series.