Accessibility is of great importance to us an airport retail operator. The more accessible our stores are, the easier it is for passengers to shop, which increases our sales. When it comes to store design, we want our stores to be as visually open and approachable as possible. Our store layouts will make it easy for the movement of the Traveling Public, who often have children along with rolling luggage and carry-ons, as well as for travelers with disabilities. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is taken into account during store layout and also plays a role in the selection of our floor materials. We want our floors to be durable, slip-resistant and smooth rolling despite the luggage, wheels, feet, dirt and product being restocked.
Hudson is also equally conscientious about its environmental friendly store design. We are dedicated to building high performance, sustainable elements into every store, from the design through construction. To reduce energy consumption, the company specifies fluorescent lighting vs. incandescent, and LED vs. neon. Energy Star appliances are specified where applicable. And storefront signage has utilized LED lighting for many years. The company has a “Green Team” that works both internally and externally to promote recycling. Hudson Group is accustomed to working with the unique operating requirements and procedures of every airport it operates in. For example, the majority of airports have very specific procedures for handling trash and recycling, and Hudson meticulously abides by these procedures and requirements, especially those involving recycling.Read more