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Retailer Kitson may be out at LAX after fight with Hudson Group

Retailer Kitson may be out at LAX after fight with Hudson Group

When Los Angeles boutique chain Kitson first landed at Los Angeles International Airport, it seemed like an ideal match: The glossy retailer would gain access to millions of travelers every year, while lending the airport some of its Hollywood cachet. But now Kitson may be on the way out. A spat with Hudson Group, the New Jersey company that operates the two Kitson stores, has snowballed into an ugly public battle. Each side has accused the other of bad conduct, breaches of contract and efforts to manipulate L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's office. Hudson, which operates many LAX retail outlets, now says the Kitson stores in Terminal 7 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal will...

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