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    Target announces Starbucks as coffee retailer for Canadian stores (Starbucks Newsroom)

    Loblaws launching loyalty program to coincide with Target entry (Globe and Mail)

    Zellers reviews options for outlets ‘left behind’ (Globe and Mail)

    Canadian malls are the Target of expansion(Montreal Gazette)

    Sobeys and Target: a winning combination (Financial Post)

    Target’s rejected sites in high demand by rival retailers (Globe & Mail)

    Walmart, Canadian Tire in Target's crosshairs (Financial Post)

    What we can expect: Tony Fisher talks about Target Canada (Financial Post)

    Target’s Canadian foray hits cost hurdle (Globe & Mail)

    Announcement of which Zellers are to convert coming by end of May? CTV

    "Death of Canadian retail greatly exaggerated" Rona CEO (Financial Post

    Impact on Canadian Tire (Financial Post)

    Canadian Retail Industry Viewpoints (Profit Magazine)

    The Bay

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    Tuesday
    Mar262013

    Hudson’s Bay Co. is teaming up with New York’s luxury Kleinfeld Bridal salon

    Hudson's Bay announce today that they will be teaming up with Kleinfeld Bridal to launch in it's downtown Toronto flagship location early 2014. This agreement will continue to bost Hudson's Bay position as the leading wedding registry retailer.

    "The initiative puts a spotlight on the crucial wedding registry industry, worth an estimated $750-million in Canada. The registry is important to retailers such as Hudson’s Bay because it not only nabs the young couple and their friends and relatives to buy merchandise for the newlyweds, but also aims to hold on to them as lifetime customers for more shopping needs, including furnishing new homes and clothing their children." - Globe and Mail

    Wednesday
    Mar062013

    The Bay Changes 50 Year Old Logo 

    TORONTO — The Bay is changing its logo for the first time in close to 50 years to reflect the department store’s banner shift to Hudson’s Bay, a nod to its historical roots and more upscale product offering. National Post

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    Tuesday
    Feb122013

    The Bay's Response to Target

    Response to New Competition in the Retail Market

    • Will introduce new "three-tiered" rewards program in February 2013, rewarding customers for using an HBC credit card, as well as by number of visits (HBC Pressroom)
    • Introducing new "cheap-chic" retailer sections within flagship stores, including TopShop and Kleinfeld Bridal (Globe and Mail)
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