INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has signed a new contract with Zürich Airport to create five Hudson convenience stores, three in Terminal A (Schengen) and two in Terminal B and D (Non-Schengen) departure areas. The contract for these duty paid shops will run for 5 years from 1 January 2019.
Dufry already runs two Hudson stores at Zurich Airport in Terminal E and Arrival 1. The five new shop will occupy 270sq m of retail space and will offer the Hudson brand’s four key product lines of food & beverages, media (books, newspapers and magazines), souvenirs and travel essentials.
Food & beverage items will be the main focus due to the stores being close to the departure gates.
Dufry Divisional CEO UK and Central Europe Fred Creighton said, “We are extremely proud of the long running and successful partnership we have with Zürich Airport. It is the largest airport in our home country and one of the most important airports in Europe, handling around 30 million passengers each year.
“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to develop additional retail space here and look forward to working in close partnership with our colleagues in the airport team, to deliver the five new Hudson stores.”
Zürich Airport Chief Commercial Officer Stefan Gross said,
“Hudson convinced us with its tailor-made offer fulfilling the needs of our passengers and enables Zürich to strengthen the convenience offer in the gate areas. We are happy to confirm again the successful partnership with our partner Dufry.”