EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier travel retailer Hudson Group, perhaps best known for its Hudson News newsstand brand, has opened the first free-standing Juicy Couture airport store in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The 700 square foot store, located adjacent to Hudson's Tumi luggage shop in British Airways Terminal 7, joins Juicy's existing roster of some 120 mall and street stores and several of airport shop-in-shops. Hudson will operate the JFK store under a licensing agreement with Juicy Couture.
Friends Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy founded the multi-million-dollar Juicy Couture lifestyle brand in 1997, before being acquired by retail giant Liz Claiborne, Inc. in 2003. Known for raising the tracksuit to the status of casual luxury icon, Juicy Couture continues to bring its confident, whimsical and feminine attitude to all its designs. Today the assortment spans fashion apparel for women, girls and baby, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses and small goods.
Joe DiDomizio, President & CEO of Hudson Group, said: "We are delighted to bring this great American brand to Terminal 7. Like our successful Victoria's Secret in JFK Terminal 4 and our Coach store in Newark Liberty Terminal C, the Juicy Couture luxury brand status will appeal to travelers, particularly international ones eager to take home the latest American designs."
Noted Sonia Kanda, Commercial Manager, British Airways - JFK Terminal 7: "Juicy Couture brings us a new excitement, where its diverse, fun and colorful mix of products offers an edge for our young and trendy international travelers. We thank our partner Hudson Group for offering freshness to our developing retail program, and even more for introducing the Juicy brand to airport retail."
About Hudson Group: Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Along with dozens of business partners, Hudson operates some 600 Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes and premier specialty retail shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and additional newsstands in 11 more countries around the world. The combined Dufry/Hudson entity oversees over 1,100 stores in 41 countries and 148 airports and terminals.
SOURCE Hudson Group