Hudson introduces C-Store with Just Walk Out Tech


hudson unveiled its first Hudson nonstop store utilizing Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology on a Monday (March 1) at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). Notice.

“Hudson Nonstop represents a new way of retailing that emulates an end-to-end digital shopping experience that we believe is the future of retail, even post COVID-19 – we look forward to welcoming travelers to this exciting new store concept for years to come serve,” Hudson executive vice president and chief operating officer brian quinn it said in the announcement.

The 500-square-foot store, located past security near Gate 10, officially opened its doors to Texas travelers on Feb. 22. Travelers can enter the Hudson Nonstop location by using Tap to Pay or swiping their credit cards.

You’ll find a wide selection of Grab & Go food, beverages and snacks, as well as health and beauty items, personal protective equipment (PPE) and electronics. In addition, the store will feature a collection of Texas-themed items.

According to the announcement, Hudson intends to roll out the Hudson Nonstop concept at more airports across North America this year. Hudson has more than 1,000 retail locations at airports, landmarks, commuter centers and tourist attractions across the continent.

“We thank the management team at DAL for their continued partnership and are honored to open the first Hudson Nonstop Store at an airport with the same collective commitment to transforming the travel experience as we do,” Hudson Senior Vice President, Operations Evan Schut it said in the announcement.

In separate retail technology news, the race is on turn up in grocery stores across America to add “smart” shopping carts that can monitor what shoppers are taking off the shelves and let them check out without having to wait in line.

Kroger recently became the newest entrant when it launched the new “KroGO” shopping cart tentatively at a supermarket location near Cincinnati.

Built by a company called Caper Inc.the new carts come with a built-in video screen, which is basically a smaller version of the scanners that Kroger has as checkout lines.

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