Zellers to Open Initial 25 Stores in Canada with Potential Return of Mascot ‘Zeddy’

The new concept stores will feature a range of product categories and marketing indicates the return of a popular teddy bear mascot.

Quebec Family Nabs Zellers Trademark From HBC to Open Small-Format Zellers Stores and Restaurants 

The Hudson’s Bay company is suing the Moniz family who have already opened one small-format Zellers-branded store with plans for more. 

Hudson’s Bay Makes First Foray into Baby Resale with Rebelstork Partnership: Interview

The partnership addresses consumer preferences including gently-used items for the first time.

Hudson’s Bay Website Officially Becomes ‘The Bay’

TheBay.com has rebranded as part of the separation strategy of physical store and online businesses.

215: GUCCI Opening in Edmonton, HBC’s The Room Adds Menswear

This week Craig & Lee talk about Gucci opening a standalone store in West Edmonton Mall and HBC’s The Room shifting strategy by adding menswear in the Vancouver location.

Hudson’s Bay Exiting Downtown Edmonton After 207 Years

The loss of the last department store in downtown Edmonton is a blow to the city’s core which saw Holt Renfrew exit earlier this year, as well as Woodward’s and Eaton’s in years past.

Hudson’s Bay Co. Launches Strategic Rebranding Amid Privatization

Canada’s oldest retailer is shifting gears as the company prepares to go private.

Direct-to-Consumer Biggest Retail Trend of the Last Decade, and What’s to Come: Expert

Carl Boutet explains how brands establishing direct relationships with consumers has had a profound impact on the industry both in Canada and beyond. He discusses ‘winners and losers’ as well as what is in store for the 2020’s.

Original ‘The Room’ at Hudson’s Bay Relocates and Downsizes [With Photos]

One of Canada's most exclusive and glamorous women's shopping environments has moved. 

ANALYSIS: Will HBC sell its Canadian flagships?

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) CEO Richard Baker indicates that he may sell some the company's best stores.

Hudson’s Bay Uses its New Name and Font on Website

Canada's Hudson's Bay department store's website has, as of Thursday February 28th 2013, formally introduced its new name font along with its simplified store name 'Hudson's Bay' (see image screenshot from their website, above).  Gone are the stylized 'B' and...

‘Original’ Hudson’s Bay Company Flagship Store May Close Soon

We've gotten word from Hudson's Bay Company management that the company's 'original' flagship location in Downtown Winnipeg may be closing soon. Our source tells us The Hudson's Bay Company is seeking to transfer ownership the building to the Manitoba...

Hudson’s Bay Company to Eliminate Most Private Label Brands

The Hudson's Bay Company will concentrate on five private-lable brands, while dumping 20 under-performing private-label brands. It wants to increase private label sales from a current 9% to 15% of sales by 2017. By next Fall, the only in-house brands at Hudson's Bay will be:
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