Hudson to Open 2 Frictionless Stores at LAX

The shops will bring “ultimate Convenience and digital innovation” to travelers.

October 04, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Hudson announced it has been awarded two stores at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3, which is Los Angeles World Airport’s (LAWA) brand-new terminal.

Both stores will offer frictionless shopping experiences. One of the stores, Hudson Nonstop, will be powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One. The store is expected to open within the next few months. The other stores, Evolve by Hudson, will offer self-checkout and mobile POS.

“Thank you to LAWA and URW for the opportunity to continue our longstanding partnership and introduce two of our most innovative concepts to the new terminal,” said Brian Quinn, EVP and deputy CEO of Hudson. “Evolve and Hudson Nonstop combine experiential retailing with frictionless technology, providing travelers with the convenience and speed they are looking for, while allowing us to deliver our iconic Traveler’s Best Friend service in all new ways.”

At Hudson Nonstop, a travel convenience concept powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One, customers can enter by inserting a credit card or hovering their palm over the Amazon One device. Then they can pick up their travel essentials, food and beverage products, and local favorites, and then exit, without stopping to pay.

Evolve by Hudson will blend the accessibility of travel convenience with a specialty retail experience. Travelers can purchase products from specialty brands such as Herschel Supply Co., TUMI, Sunglass Hut, Caran d’Ache, Apple, Beats, Bose, Brookstone and Build-A-Bear Workshop. In collaboration with “CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles,” local products from up-and-coming artisans will be featured. Self-checkout and mobile POS will be available for quick checkout.

Star Concessions recently opened Grab & Fly at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.

NACS Magazine explored autonomous checkout in stores like Circle K and Hudson News in the March 2022 issue.