EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the major U.S. airports receiving the highest customer experience rankings, Hudson Group has significant operations in nine of the top ten large airports listed in a recent J.D. Power and Associates survey. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060705/NYW034LOGO ) J.D. Powers based their study on 9,800 customer surveys conducted during the first five months of 2006. Airport travelers were asked to score airports in eight distinct categories, including retail services, food & beverage offerings, check-in procedures, baggage claim, and the like. "We were delighted to see that so many airports where we provide retail services ranked at the very top of the J.D. Power lists," said Joseph DiDomizio, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Hudson Group. Hudson's presence was particularly strong in the large airport category, where the company has extensive newsstand and specialty retail operations -- Las Vegas McCarran, JFK, Philadelphia, DFW, Chicago-O'Hare, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Newark, Phoenix and Atlanta. Hudson and its business partners also operate significant retail programs in J.D. Power's top mid-sized airports: New York LaGuardia, Chicago Midway, Baltimore-Washington, and Pittsburgh, as well as the top three small airports: Houston Hobby, Dallas Love, and John Wayne/Orange County. "It is very gratifying to know that our operations, which include a host of national and local business partners, contribute in some way to the overall positive experiences of the traveling public in these airports," added Mr. DiDomizio. About Hudson Group: Hudson Group is a privately held corporation that operates more than 500 newsstands, bookstores and premier specialty retail shops in 66 airports and transportation terminals throughout North America. The company's flagship concept, Hudson News, is North America's only national newsstand brand. Under the familiar blue sign can be found the most complete selection of magazines in the aviation industry, along with newspapers and a wide variety of travelers' necessities, snacks and bottled soft drinks. Hudson Group specialty retail shops include such proprietary brands as Hudson Booksellers, Kids Works, Euro Cafe, $10/$15 Boutique, and more. Other national brands partnering with Hudson Group include CNN, Discovery Channel, Crabtree & Evelyn, Godiva Chocolatier, Roots, House of Blues, Quiznos and Life is good. Visit our website at http://www.hudsongroup.com.
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