Westfield and Hudson Group Unveil Retail Revamp at JFK Terminal 8

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight new shops – including Victoria's Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations – are now open at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 8, announced airport retail terminal developer Westfield and premier travel retailer Hudson Group. The redeveloped shops are part of the 51,000-square-foot retail and dining collection at the American Airlines terminal.

Eight new shops - including Victoria's Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations - are now open at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 8, announced airport retail terminal developer Westfield and premier travel retailer Hudson Group.

"As a major gateway to New York City and the world, Westfield is proud to partner with American Airlines to provide their passengers with a first-class experience at Terminal 8," said Dominic Lowe, Executive Vice President, Westfield. "Together, we're committed to JFK and to continually enhancing the overall experience to reflect the style and spirit of New York." 

Featuring a marketplace with healthy snacks and common design elements such as vibrant lighting and a modern color palette, the seven redeveloped Hudson locations include a Euro Cafe/Hudson on the pre-security Arrivals Level, with the remaining shops located beyond the security checkpoint to conveniently serve travelers near their gates.  A 2,069 square foot Hudson flagship greets travelers just beyond the security check point. A notable addition to the lineup is a 3,226 square foot shop near Gate 42 which houses a Baskin Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts.

Hudson Group President and CEO Joe DiDomizio noted: "We are grateful for the cooperation we received from our partners Westfield and American Airlines when we were developing the new Hudson concept.  As 'The Traveler's Best Friend,' our goal was to redesign our core concept Hudson News to create a more open, friendly and welcoming environment for travelers. We have accomplished this mission through whimsical, color-coded signage to attract customers' attention to our four distinct selling areas: Media, Marketplace, Essentials and Destination. Greatly enhanced sales of healthy snacks, grab-and-go foods, authentic souvenirs and a wide range of electronics gear and accessories have resulted in rave reviews from customers and our landlords, along with improved revenue for the airport wherever the new concept has been opened."

"The addition of these new shopping and dining options at JFK Terminal 8 not only creates a friendlier, more relaxing visit but makes people look forward to traveling with American Airlines," said AA Manager Strategic Alliances David Lombard. "We're excited to enhance the travel experience which helps us continue to offer a seamless experience and high level of service for all of our customers."

Located post-security near gate 8, the new 1,021 square foot Victoria's Secret shop offers an assortment of the brand's popular beauty products, including prestige fragrances such as the Iconic Bombshell and newest fragrance, VS Angel. The shop's unique collection of accessories is ideal for those looking for travel-sized gifts, including a wide range of bags, luggage, and sunglasses.

Managed by American Airlines, JFK's Terminal 8 opened in 2005. 1.58-million-square-foot-facility is home to 29 gates with capacity to serve 12.8 million passengers per year.

About Westfield
As part of its global portfolio, Westfield designs, develops, owns, manages and leases award-winning shopping venues in landmark cities around the world. Among the company's iconic retail destinations are Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City in the U.K., Westfield San Francisco Centre, Westfield Century City, and Westfield Garden State Plaza. Upcoming world-class retail icons include Westfield World Trade Center (opening in 2015) and Westfield Milan in Italy. Westfield develops superior customer experiences in flagship airports across the U.S. by developing cutting-edge environments that capture each city's distinct style and spirit, integrating food, fashion, entertainment and world-class amenities, and using technology to enhance the passenger journey. Westfield has earned more than 100 first place awards from Airport Revenue News (ARN) and Airports Council International North America (ACI). Current developments include JFK, LAX, Newark, George Bush Intercontinental, Boston Logan, Orlando, Miami and Chicago O'Hare airports.

About Hudson Group:
Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Hudson Group operates over 700 Hudson, Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada. Dufry operates over 1,700 stores in more than 60 countries and 240 airports and transportation terminals around the world.

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