For over 30 years, Hudson Group has provided travelers across the continental U.S. and Canada with the items they need and the brands they trust. Our portfolio of brands include our iconic Hudson and Hudson News stores as well as proprietary and branded specialty stores and food & beverage locations. With our core purpose to be the Traveler’s Best Friend, we keep customers at the heart of our business.
With our streamlined, experienced and dedicated management team, Hudson Group specifically fits the need for a dynamic news and specialty retailer to enhance any airport or transportation facility. In order to provide the best possible service for passengers, Hudson Group flexibly adapts to operate in a variety of management models such as Master Concessionaire, Direct Lessee or Developer. The Company possesses a unique blend of management capabilities. Our knowledgeable and experienced executive management team develops, merchandises and manages our extensive operations, which continually result in maximum service and revenues for our airport partners and consistent customer satisfaction for everyone that uses our facilities. Our recognizable store names, exciting retail concepts, impeccable credibility and financial stability ensure a long and profitable relationship for our customers and airport partners.
A look at the past, present and future
TAKE A glimpse OF OUR HISTORIC PAST AND OUR BRILLIANT FUTURE
The history of Hudson Group officially began in 1926, when the Hudson News Company was incorporated, the business was actually started by the Cohen's family in 1918, when they first began distributing newspapers in New York/New Jersey area as the Bayonne News Company. Today, Hudson News Company has become one of North America’s largest independent wholesalers of periodicals and books.
I LEARNED LONG AGO THAT DEALS ARE MADE WITH A HANDSHAKE, HUG AND A SMILE AND I STILL HOLD THOSE VALUES TO THIS DAY — Mario's DiDomizio
Hudson County News, a Jersey-based distribution company founded by Robert Cohen, is incorporated and begins a growth cycle that spans for nearly a century throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England States.
Mario DiDomizio leads the new era of travel retailing along with his staff they open the first branded Hudson News store in LaGuardia Airport, and soon expand to transit locations throughout New York City.
Hudson News expands outside the New York area, opening its first southern stores in Dallas Love Field Airport.
Through a development partnership agreement with Host Marriott Services, Hudson Group is awarded Hartsfield Atlanta Airport, Baltimore and Washington Airports, and Houston Intercontinental.
Hudson News Company Retail Division changes its name to Hudson Group Retail Specialists. Hudson enters the Food & Beverage business, offering a diversity of Food & Beverage and convenience retail.
Hudson Group wins 10 new airport contracts in New York, Boston, Norfolk, Orlando, and its first West Coast operation in Portland.
Hudson Group opens its first Canadian stores at Halifax International Airport and soon expands to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Hudson Group acquires WH Smith North American airport operations, virtually doubling in size overnight, making it the largest duty paid travel retailer in North America. At the same time, Hudson Booksellers is born!
Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks re-creates Hudson News on set of the motion picture The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks. Many filmmakers ask to shoot in iconic Hudson News locations.
Advent Int’l acquires Hudson Group. Later in 2008, Hudson Group becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of DufryAG.
Hudson partners with Magic Johnson Enterprises, Concourse Ventures and other local businesses. Hudson wins multiple contracts to revitalize Los Angeles International Airport, our largest win ever.
Hudson Group unleashes “Hudsy”. Hudson re-introduces the company’s core values and adopts its mission to be “The Traveler’s Best Friend”.
The evolution of travel retail continues with the debut of the Hudson store in Seattle and quickly spreads to various locations across the country. The store is the natural progression of what Hudson News has been in travel retail.
In September of 2014 Dufry aquires The Nuance Group-strengthening its global leadership in travel retail industry.
Hudson Group continues to cultivate its Duty Free presence and wins contracts in Minneapolis and Tampa airports.
Following Dufry’s acquisition of World Duty Free Group (WDFG), Hudson Group takes over WDFG North America operations. Hudson Group adds 32 airports to its portfolio.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”
– Confucius, Chinese Philosopher
OUR CORE VALUES
Hudson Group employees live by an established code of conduct, aimed at being The Traveler’s Best Friend. We do this by practicing our six Core Values.
Always be responsive and helpful, Exceed expectations.
Treat everyone with courtesy and show appreciation.
Love your work. Believe in what you do.
Be reliable. Make the extra effort with a can-do attitude.
Achieve more by supporting, trusting and communicating with each other.
Distinquish ourselves and constantly stay ahead.
Think out of the box and create opportunities.
Take a look at what
OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
All I know is everything has been either cut out or too expensive on my flights — and that sucks. But the Hudson News at Terminal 4 has snacks, pillows, headphones and everything else I need for a comfortable flight.
— Kevin W
The last time I traveled up north I my plane was delayed late into the evening. The people at Hudson News were very helpful with donuts and coffee. They kept asking me if I needed anything else — I felt like they never wanted me to leave. Really nice team.
— Jenny C
This review is for the Terminal C store. When I walked in I was pleasantly greeted by the person at the counter. Her pleasant and sincere demeanor convinced me to take advantage of the 2 for $8 deal, even though I wasn’t originally interested. It’s easy to write negative reviews when someone is rude or below par, but when someone if genuinely nice and goes out of their way to be pleasant, it deserves to be mentioned and in my eyes merits a positive review.
Do you have what it takes to work for Hudson Group?
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
For more than 25 years Hudson Group has led the way and prides itself in knowing what matters in travel retail. As airports and transportation terminals have evolved, so has Hudson Group striving to bring sophistication and convenience to today's traveler.
WHERE WE ARE
Hudson Group One Meadowlands Plaza East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073 201 • 939 • 5050