The second wave of retail stores by the Hudson Group (JG-St. Louis JV) adds a sweet taste and a lot of color for passengers coming through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  Natalie’s Candy Jar and Maxiga stores are the latest retail shops to open to rave reviews since Hudson Group became the primary news, gifts and specialty concessionaire in February.

Natalie’s Candy Jar offers passengers traditional chocolates and candies and a taste of nostalgia.  The store’s philosophy is simple:  fresh and delicious chocolates and candies, upscale confectionery gift items and superior customer service.  Natalie’s offers passengers a large variety of tasty treats with over 300 conventional, proprietary and hard to find candies as well as candy related gift items.  The store also features a large bulk selection and a generous assortment of sugar-free treats and nuts for the health conscious passenger. 

The well-known brand candy store opened Wednesday, July 24 in Terminal 1 on Concourse C and Terminal 2, completing the second wave of the Hudson Group’s retail transformation at Lambert Airport.  Natalie’s Candy Jar has already proven to be a hit with passengers.  “We’re very happy with the reception the store has received from passengers and airport personnel.  Everyone was in the store the first day looking and buying and that’s what we want,” said Rick Raby, Hudson Group General Manager. 

Colorful and fun are two words defining another new retail shop in Terminal 1 on Concourse A.  Passengers will be sure to find that whimsical, one-of-a-kind gift in Maxiga, which opened July 4.  Lambert is home to the first Maxiga outside of New York City.  Maxiga carries tech novelties, stationery, kitchen accessories and kids’ toys.  Passengers will find gift items that are both fun and functional. 

“We’re excited about the latest stores to open by the Hudson Group.  They’re fun, bright and bring yet another dimension to our growing efforts to expand our retail options for passengers,” said Lambert Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.  

Hudson and its business partners will operate 14 retail locations once it completes its build-out stores.  Other stores that were opened in the first phase include Hudson News & Gifts, Spectacles, Bliss, Discover St. Louis and Kids Works.  The third and final phase is currently under construction.  The stores in this phase include Eddie Bauer, Ebony News, CNN Newsstand St. Louis and other Hudson news & gift locations.