North American travel retailer Hudson Group has signed an agreement to serve as the exclusive airport retailer for FAO Schwarz and FAO Schweetz product and stores.
The toy and candy stores are expected to open in airports across the US by the end of 2019.
FAO Schwarz chief merchandising officer David Niggli said: “FAO has provided a magical experience for children for over 150 years and we are proud to keep this tradition alive by crafting transformative retail experiences in new environments.
“Extending the enthusiasm surrounding our retail rollout to airports across North America is an exciting and natural progression for the brand, and we are thrilled to partner with Hudson Group, a leader in the space.”
Hudson Group and FAO Schwarz will work closely on new store openings and brand extensions across the US.
Hudson Group chief merchandising officer Michael Levy said: “Hudson Group is committed to delivering exceptional, one-of-a-kind experiences to our guests. FAO Schwarz is an iconic brand that will offer a fresh and unique shopping environment for travellers.
“Their remarkable global recognition, combined with our expansive footprint, make Hudson Group and FAO a seamless partnership, and we are proud to add them to our outstanding portfolio of stores across North America.”
Hudson Group currently operates approximately 1,000 duty-paid and duty-free stores in 88 locations, including airports, commuter terminals, hotels and tourist destinations across the globe.