Hudson Lets Travelers ‘Just Walk Out’

New cashierless technology lands in Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth airports.

May 03, 2021


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Hudson, the travel retailer with more than 1,000 stores in airports and tourist destinations across North America, is bringing the Hudson Nonstop concept, powered by Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology, to Chicago Midway International Airport in mid-2021, the company announced.

The new store is the second shop with Just Walk Out technology and follows the January introduction of the first Hudson Nonstop at Dallas-Fort Worth International, which company officials described digital as “the new retail frontier.” Just Walk Out provides time-crunched travelers with convenience and fast, purchasing speed across all touchpoints of the shopping experience, said company officials.

“Hudson Nonstop is really all about the traveler—delivering what they want and how they want it. Our first store is proving that travelers are embracing this innovative new concept, and so we’re thrilled to announce our second location,” said Brian Quinn, executive vice president and COO, Hudson. “We know travelers there will enjoy just how easy it is to ‘grab and go’ in this contactless and checkout-free environment.”

With Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, travelers enter the store with their credit card, pick up must-have essentials, ranging from snacks and goodies to electronics and wellness items, and then leave without stopping to pay in-store.

Hudson Nonstop will be the first-of-its-kind, checkout-free store at Midway. The program was created to revolutionize the shopping and dining options for travelers across the airport’s two concourses. With more than 20 distinct retail offerings, including the iconic FAO Schwarz store, Hudson continues to entice MDW travelers with a personalized gateway to unmatched retail excellence.