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'Undercover Boss': Hudson Group CEO's Life-Changing Gift To Employee
'Undercover Boss': Hudson Group CEO's Life-Changing Gift To Employee

The Hudson Retail Group is a transportation icon -- the place to grab a snack, a magazine or book. With 700 locations at terminals in the U.S. and Canada, the company employs 6,000 and generates $900 million a year. Its mission is to be the "traveler's best friend."

President and CEO Joe DiDomizio was groomed to take over the business by his father Mario, who insisted the only way to learn it was by starting out in the stores. After college, Joe began working at New York's LaGuardia Airport, which meant waking up at 3:30am, opening the stores and closing at 10pm.

"It was a grind," he recalled on Friday's episode of Undercover Boss. "But it gave me that tenacity and desire to succeed."

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