Hudson's Bay

Liz Rodbell Returns to Hudson’s Bay as President and CEO Following Sophia Hwang-Judiesch Departure 

Rodbell led Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor from 2013 to 2017, and she returns at a challenging time for HBC. 

Hudson’s Bay Launches Outlet Store Concept 

The department store retailer’s new location features outlet pricing, following the shuttering of a previous Hudson’s Bay Outlet concept during the pandemic. 

Londonderry Mall’s Ongoing Transformation and Hudson’s Bay Retention [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the transformation and new additions at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton, including a downsized Hudson's Bay store with an outlet concept.

Hudson’s Bay to Close Store in Burlington ON, will Relocate Zellers Shop-in-Store [Exclusive]

One of two Hudson’s Bay department stores in the city will close next year as the retailer strategizes its real estate portfolio.

Historic Hudson’s Bay Store in Banff for Sale, Bids Close Wednesday [Interview/Photos]

Banff Avenue grew up around the Hudson's Bay store according to Michael Kehoe, with the iconic building offering new retailers an incredible opportunity on a busy stretch in the popular tourist town.

Inside Zellers 2.0 and its Newly Secured In-House Brand ‘Anko’ [Photos/Analysis]

The new Zellers stores at Hudson’s Bay launch tomorrow, featuring Kmart Australia-developed brand Anko which is expanding globally after seeing commercial success in that country.

SAXX Underwear Launches 1st Immersive Shop-in-Store at Hudson’s Bay Flagship in Toronto [Interview/Photos]

The pandemic put an earlier launch on hold for the brand which is now looking to open more retail locations in Canada.

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Historic Standalone Store in Banff Alberta

The smallest department store in the chain caters to tourists and locals in the town and has been an important retailer in Banff for over 80 years.

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Londonderry Mall Store in Edmonton

The retailer will close one of its oldest locations in Alberta this summer as the retailer strategizes the future of its physical stores.

Zellers to Launch Food Trucks in Effort to Drive Traffic to Bay Stores

The retailer has also all but confirmed the relaunch to the Zeddy teddy bear mascot as it prepares to open 25 locations inside of Hudson’s Bay stores this spring.

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.

MEC Opens First 3 Concessions in Hudson’s Bay Stores [Photos]

The branded shop-in-stores features a wide range of products, and more are expected to open next spring.

Hudson’s Bay Appoints New President for Canadian Department Stores Amid Changes for Retailer

The new President will be part of a transformation of the physical department store division following a separation of the online business, new concession partnerships and challenges in the industry.

Levi’s Opens First-of-its-Kind 6,600 Sq Ft Concept Store at Hudson’s Bay Flagship in Downtown Vancouver [Interview/Photos]

Digital technology, product tailoring and customization are among the features in the beautiful new space with a Toronto location set to open soon as well.

Toronto-Based Entrepreneur Opens Unique ‘Beauty Bar’ Inside Hudson’s Bay Store in Ottawa Amid Expansion [Feature Interview]

Hudson's Bay has been welcoming more concessions into its stores, presenting an opportunity for an entrepreneur to expand her business into a new market.

Unique Vintage Retail Pop-Up Opening at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street in Toronto, August 19-21

J2 Retail Management partnered with Hudson’s Bay to launch the four-vendor pop-up branded ‘Community Playground’.

Zellers Stores to be Revived by Hudson’s Bay Company [Exclusive]

The 2.0 retail concept will include Zellers locations within Hudson’s Bay department stores as well as an online portal.

MEC to Open within Hudson’s Bay Stores: Interviews with MEC CEO & Hudson’s Bay President Wayne Drummond

It’s a “Canadian retail marriage made in heaven” as Vancouver-based Mountain Equipment Company prepares to open its own stores within Hudson’s Bay locations as part of an omni-channel partnership.

In Photos: The Last Days of Hudson’s Bay at Yonge & Bloor in Downtown Toronto

The store was once the retailer’s flagship store and it shut earlier than expected last week after product cleared out.

Renderings Revealed for Redeveloped Yonge & Bloor Hudson’s Bay Store in Downtown Toronto

The iconic corner will look very different in years to come when a concrete bunker is replaced by a glass podium housing retail and office space.

Hudson’s Bay Expanding Beauty Business as it Doubles Space NK Shop-in-Store Locations

The department store retailer is adding more Space NK locations to its beauty halls as it seeks to grow market share in the face of competitors.

Nordstrom Launching TOPSHOP and TOPMAN Brands in Canada Following Hudson’s Bay Exit

Following Topshop’s bankruptcy last year, a partnership with new owner ASOS and Nordstrom will see the brand relaunch in Canada after parting ways with HBC.

Podcast: Hudson’s Bay Store Departing Toronto’s Bloor Street

This week Craig and Lee talk about the Hudson's Bay store which will be departing Bloor Street in downtown Toronto this year after nearly 50 years of operations. The shocking news will lead to big changes for Toronto's downtown core.

Hudson’s Bay to Close Bloor & Yonge Department Store in Downtown Toronto [Exclusive]

The massive bunker on Bloor was the retailer’s Canadian flagship location from 1974 to 1991. A major redevelopment of the Hudson's Bay Centre is now planned.

Hudson’s Bay to Redevelop Downtown Vancouver Flagship with an Eye to the Future of Retail: Interview with President Wayne Drummond 

The historic flagship will see an office tower built above, a new transit interchange, and a new tech-heavy smaller store as Hudson's Bay looks to the future of retail.
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