Hudson opens Amazon Just Walk Out tech powered airport store
Hudson, which has more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks, and tourist destinations across North America, has unveiled its combination Decanted and Hudson Nonstop concept at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
This is powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and the Amazon One biometric payments solution.
Spanning more than 1,600 square feet in Terminal B, the space brings together Hudson’s first ever wine bar and its travel essentials store, which uses the aforementioned Amazon checkout-free tech and palm recognition service.
“From the food to the overall experience, our new Decanted and Hudson Nonstop concept allows travellers to shop and eat the way they want to,” says Evan Schut, SVP of Food & Beverage at Hudson.
“With this milestone new opening, we further establish Hudson as a driver of the latest in dining innovation while continuing to deliver the widest variety of offerings, all in one place.”
“DFW Airport’s focus on a smooth customer experience continues with the addition of innovative technologies,” says Ken Buchanan, EVP Revenue Management and Customer Experience at DFW Airport.
“We understand the convenience our customers want when they are in our terminals, and it is our mission to help them travel as seamlessly as possible through DFW Airport.”
This is Hudson’s fourth Hudson Nonstop location in the US, and the second Hudson Nonstop store operated under a joint venture agreement with local Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Partner Multiplex.
The opening of Decanted also joins Hudson’s most recent food and beverage concept at DFW, Plum Market, also operated in partnership with Multiplex.
“Hudson Nonstop and Decanted present the alternatives DFW travellers want today. Hudson Nonstop offers a quick frictionless experience while Decanted beckons one to unwind with a drink while enjoying appetising light fare,” says Helen Giddings, President at Multiplex.