Zellers Reveals Opening Dates for Alberta and Ontario Stores

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Zellers will be opening a number of its first locations within Hudson’s Bay in Ontario and Alberta and launch its Zellers.ca e-commerce platform on March 23.

“At the heart of the Zellers experience is its price philosophy: Everyday Low Prices. We know Canadian shoppers are smart and savvy, and will be looking for both value and an elevated aesthetic in the products they shop us for. Instead of limited time sales or discounts, Zellers shoppers will know they are getting the best price, every day, no matter when they shop,” said the retailer in a news release on Tuesday.

“Reflecting a product assortment built on three pillars – quality, design, and value – customers will be served across key lifestyle categories, including kitchen and bath, accent furniture and home decor, organization and storage, baby and kids toys and apparel, pets, and apparel basics for men and women.

“Over the first opening days, the Zellers Diner on Wheels will visit different store locations. A full schedule will be provided.”

The Ontario and Alberta Zellers within Hudson’s Bay locations are:

Ontario

  • Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga
  • Burlington Mall, Burlington
  • White Oaks Mall, London
  • Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough
  • Pen Centre Shopping Plaza, St. Catharines
  • Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
  • Rideau Centre, Ottawa
  • St. Laurent Centre, Ottawa
  • Cataraqui Town Centre, Kingston

Alberta

  • Kingsway Garden Mall, Edmonton
  • Medicine Hat Mall, Medicine Hat
  • Sunridge Mall, Calgary

The retailer has plans to open 25 stores within The Bay.

Zellers as Canadians knew it ceased to exist in March of 2013 after the Hudson’s Bay Company sold most of the store leases to Target and shuttered a majority of the stores — the remaining two Zellers-branded stores shut in 2020.

Adam Powell

“Where the lowest price is the law” was a calling card, which has helped Zellers establish itself as more than a retail destination, but a place to build and support community,” said Adam Powell, Chief Business Officer, Zellers, in a previous Retail Insider story. “Zellers is a brand deeply rooted in the Canadian experience. Spanning generations, people hold distinct connections to Zellers through shared experiences with family and friends, and we look forward to building on that in the future.” 

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Mario Toneguzzi
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Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary, has more than 40 years experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist, and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, faith, city and breaking news, and business. He is the Senior News Editor with Retail Insider in addition to working as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training. Mario was named as a RETHINK Retail Top Retail Expert in 2024.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I never ever thought I would see this day.
    Welcome back Zellers it’s certainly a great pleasure to have you back.
    I would love to spend my money at a Canadian based store.
    I am a loyal customer.

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