Airport retailer Hudson, a Dufry company, has opened a new Hudson Nonstop store at Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), combining the signature Hudson shopping experience with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.
As the largest Hudson Nonstop store to-date, the 1,000ft2 store spills out directly onto the concourse floor, providing travelers with a glimpse of the products and experiences inside. By inserting or tapping a credit card, travelers can enter the store, pick up their products and exit quickly– avoiding checkout lines.
“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 sentimental keepsakes. The store also offers a broad assortment of electronics and audio products as well as toys and accessories.
“The safety and well-being of the traveling public is our top priority as we welcome passengers back to Chicago’s airports,” said Jamie L 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.”
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.