Hudson's Bay

HBC Announces Partnership with Toronto Raptors 

The Hudson's Bay Company announces a multi-year deal to become official Style Partner of the Raptors.

Hudson’s Bay Launching SPACE NK Beauty Concept in Canada Including Shop-in-Stores  

The retailer is launching in Canada with an initial three locations as well as online with an initial 17 new brands in a long-term partnership with the Hudson’s Bay Company. 

Podcast: Why Hudson’s Bay is Separating its Physical Stores and Online Business

Craig and Lee talk about HBC's recent announcement that the company is separating its physical department store business from its online operations, and what it means for the future of the retailer. Craig has some choice words when discussing the lack of investment in Hudson's Bay stores resulting in their current lacklustre condition.

Brief: ‘The Bay’ Website Officially Rebranded Amid Business Split, Construction Begins on Downtown Toronto IKEA Store

Other news: Downtown Vancouver BIA launches unique initiative to attract consumers, T.Kettle opens in Toronto’s PATH, Polestar opens in West Vancouver.

Hudson’s Bay Website Officially Becomes ‘The Bay’ has rebranded as part of the separation strategy of physical store and online businesses.

Hudson’s Bay Shifting Canadian Department Store Model by Separating Physical Stores and Online Business 

The retailer has appointed retail execs to new roles as the Hudson’s Bay Company continues to transform its business model following a tumultuous pandemic year. 

Bay Signage Removed from Hudson’s Bay Centre Tower at Iconic Downtown Toronto Intersection

The tower at the corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets has had the Bay logo branding for almost 50 years.

Online Customer Service More Important than Expected Amid Digital Shift in Canada: Study

A new Salesforce report notes consumer expectations may not be met resulting in lost sales to competitors.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Hudson’s Bay Downsizing its Downtown Flagship Stores

This week, Craig and Lee talk about Craig's analysis on The Hudson's Bay Company's potential redevelopment plans for its flagship locations in Canadian downtowns. Is it a good strategy or missed opportunity?

Hudson’s Bay Downsizing Downtown Flagship Stores in Canada [Analysis]

Mixed-use developments will replace standalone flagship Bay stores at a time when some leading global department stores are growing in size with non-retail attractions. An opportunity for creating massive F&B/attraction-heavy Hudson's Bay flagships could be lost as a result.
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