Hudson in 10-year extension for nine locations at PHL

By Luke Barras-hill |


PHL served more than 32m pax in 2018.

Dufry-owned Hudson Group has been awarded a 10-year contract extension at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The deal for nine locations at Terminals A, D, E and F and the B/C Connector doubles its existing footprint to 17,174sq ft of retail & F&B space, having recently added 13 new locations.

Hudson will continue to run brands such as Hudson, Life is Good, Kiehl’s and Dunkin’ Donuts at the nine locations.

It has also added new speciality stores including 5th & Sunset, Coach, Hudson News, PHL Sports and Vera Bradley. FAO Schwarz and Ink by Hudson are set to arrive later this year.



Roger Fordyce, CEO, Hudson Group.

Roger Fordyce, CEO, Hudson Group said: “We’re excited to deepen our commitment to Philadelphia International Airport with expanded and new retail concepts that modernise the travel experience for PHL’s nearly 32 million annual passengers.

“This new contract win and extension agreement reflect our focus on maximising our passenger traffic exposure in North America’s top airports, while also diversifying the concepts and products we offer to better meet the needs of travellers.”

PHL served nearly 32 million passengers in 2018 and ranks within the top 20 US airports.

It has invested more than $2bn in 10 years with projects worth $650m still ongoing.

“As we continue to elevate the passenger experience at Philadelphia International Airport, we’re pleased to be introducing new brands and concepts that resonate with the traveling public,” added Paul McGinn, President, MarketPlace Development, a joint-venture partner in MarketPlace PHL, which manages the retail and F&B programme at PHL.

“Hudson Group continues to be a reliable, innovative partner that has a pulse on travellers’ needs. We look forward to continuing our multi-year partnership.”


Hudson shared the news on Twitter. Source: Hudson/Twitter.

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