North American travel retail Hudson Group has secured contract for six new duty-free stores at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

To be opened by mid-year 2020 in Terminal B at EWR, the new stores will feature duty-free cosmetics and fragrances, fashion watches, jewelry, sunglasses, tobacco products, fine wines, and spirits.

The new contract will also see Hudson Group in a joint venture with Byrd Retail Group.

Hudson Group chief executive officer Roger Fordyce said: “Hudson is honored to be part of the continued success at Newark Liberty International Airport, as we transform travel retail with new duty-free offerings as part of the Newark Dufry store concepts.

“In addition to expanding our strong relationship with our landlord, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, we are excited to deliver a leading collection of duty-free shopping options for domestic and international customers traveling through Newark Airport.”

Earlier this month, Hudson Group signed an agreement with Apex Digital to purchase its assets pertaining to the operation of  Brookstone stores in US airports.

A licensing agreement signed with Bluestar Alliance, owner of Brookstone brand, will also make Hudson an exclusive airport retailer to operate Brookstone stores.

Headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, US, Hudson operates in both New Jersey and New York. With two well-known brands, Hudson News and Hudson Bookseller brands, the company operates more than 1,000 duty-paid and duty-free stores in 89 locations, including airports, commuter terminals and hotels.

In January this year, Hudson selected retail technology provider PCMS Group’s Vision Commerce Suite for its point of sale (PoS) commerce system.