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Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2013

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay yesterday (29 July) submitted a bid for luxury US based retailer Saks after months of speculation. But analysts are taking a mixed view of the US$2.9bn deal, with one saying it "undervalues" the shares while another describing it as a "compelling" offer.


Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2013

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay yesterday (29 July) submitted a bid for luxury US based retailer Saks after months of speculation. But analysts are taking a mixed view of the US$2.9bn deal, with one saying it "undervalues" the shares while another describing it as a "compelling" offer.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Aug 2012

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' July 2012 sales results.


As the digital platform continues to bring about sweeping changes in the global apparel arena, Ashma Kunde, apparel research analyst at Euromonitor International, looks at the role the internet has played in driving the boom in the men's wear market.

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Michelle Russell | 18 Feb 2016

US luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is set to open its first stores in Canada later this month, including the launch of what it says is a major new customer service initiative.


Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2016

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), owner of US-based luxury retailer Saks, is to acquire online shopping website Gilt Groupe Holdings in a deal worth US$250m. 


Katie Smith | 7 Apr 2015

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay more than tripled its fourth-quarter net profit, driven by a surge in digital sales and further progress with the integration of luxury retailer Saks.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2015

The appointment of J Crew executive Stuart Haselden as CFO for Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica is a solid fit, analysts believe.


Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive.


Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive.


Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2014

Apparel manufacturer Kellwood Holding has tapped industry veteran Suzanne Silverstein to strengthen and support the growth of its upscale women's clothing brand Parker.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2014

Apparel manufacturer Kellwood Holding has tapped industry veteran Suzanne Silverstein to strengthen and support the growth of its upscale women's clothing brand Parker.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has narrowed its net loss in the third quarter and reaffirmed its guidance for the full year.


Katie Smith | 3 Dec 2014

Outdoor luxury apparel company Canada Goose has opened a sales office in New York as it gears up to meet surging demand for its products in the US.


Katie Smith | 3 Dec 2014

Outdoor luxury apparel company Canada Goose has opened a sales office in New York as it gears up to meet surging demand for its products in the US.


Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has outlined a US$1.25bn refinancing plan that will allow it to improve and renovate its Saks flagship store.


Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has outlined a US$1.25bn refinancing plan that will allow it to improve and renovate its Saks flagship store.


Michelle Russell | 8 Oct 2014

Italian fashion house Prada has acquired Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy, an historical French leather tannery located in Isle, near Limoges.


Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2014

Performance jeans brand DL1961 Premium Denim is to treat its entire autumn men's collection with an antimicrobial to provide long-lasting odour control and freshness.


Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has more than halved its losses during the second quarter, thanks to a near-doubling of sales.


Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has more than halved its losses during the second quarter, thanks to a near-doubling of sales.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company swung to a profit in its first-quarter after its acquisition of Saks last year more than doubled retail sales.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 2014

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company swung to a profit in its first-quarter after its acquisition of Saks last year more than doubled retail sales.


Katie Smith | 4 Apr 2014

Higher costs related to its CAD2.9bn (US$2.63bn) acquisition of luxury retailer Saks resulted in a 67% decline in fourth-quarter profit for Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company.


Katie Smith | 7 Mar 2014

Wayne Meichner, president and COO of Ralph Lauren Retail Group, is to leave the business after 12 years.


Katie Smith | 7 Mar 2014

Wayne Meichner, president and COO of Ralph Lauren Retail Group, is to leave the business after 12 years.


Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2014

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company has created a new digital division, which will be led by Michael Burgess.

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Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 2014

Not content with dominating the global exporting landscape, China is now switching its focus to growth in domestic consumption. And according to Li & Fung chairman William Fung, this is likely to lead to "a rather bumpy ride" for the apparel industry.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Aug 2013

A $2.9bn deal that brings together the Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue brands into a combined company with 320 stores in the US and Canada was finally confirmed last week after months of speculation.

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