For Immediate Release
Dec. 15, 2022
LAX Public Relations
Hudson Nonstop is now open inside LAX Terminal 3, featuring walk-out-to-pay technology.
(Los Angeles) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports (URW) and Hudson, today announced the opening of the digitally innovative Hudson Nonstop store inside the reimagined Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The new store is the first of its kind at LAX and brings together the best of travel convenience and contactless shopping powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One.
“The innovative concept behind Hudson Nonstop gives our guests the convenience and speed they are looking for when they are shopping in an airport store,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. “LAX is building a digital marketplace that allows passengers to control their journey using the latest available technology, and Hudson Nonstop fits seamlessly into what we want our guests to experience.”
Hudson Nonstop allows guests to skip the checkout lines. The travel convenience concept powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One is a fast and frictionless way to enter, identify, and pay with the palm of a hand. By inserting a credit card or hovering their palm over the Amazon One device, guests can enter the store, pick up their must-have travel essentials, food and beverage products, and local favorites, and then exit without stopping to pay. As customers move through the store, cameras identify what products customers take off the shelves. Then as customers exit the store, their credit card is charged for the items selected.
“This new concept elevates the guest experience and keeps the momentum and excitement building in Terminal 3 alongside our other new brands,” said Maral Matossian, General Manager, URW. “The ability to just grab and go is the ultimate convenience for our guests. Plus, the addition of Hudson Nonstop increases minority and women-owned business participation in the LAX commercial program.”
The stores will operate under HG LAX T3 Concessionaires JV, a joint venture between Hudson and its Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Partners Arandia Designs; Concourse Ventures, Inc.; MAJ Collection, Inc.; Nixon & Associates Inc.; Stewart Manhattan Investments, Inc. d/b/a Palazzo Concessions; and Zaman Group Inc.
The store is open daily from 4 a.m. - midnight. For more information visit www.laxshopdine.com.
LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.
LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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