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US: Saks general merchandise head Boitano to step down Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 14

US-based luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has confirmed its general merchandise manager, Joseph Boitano, is to step down.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay promotes Greller to head up outlets Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 14

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed Jonathan Greller to head up its outlet stores.


CANADA: Organisations call on retailers to sign Accord Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 13

Twenty-five Canadian organisations have called on the country's retailers and brands to sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay promotes Watros to president role Michelle Russell | 17 Dec 13

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has promoted its COO, Donald Watros, to the newly-expanded role of president.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay Q3 net loss widens Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 13

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company saw its net losses widen in the third quarter, hurt by costs related to its purchase of Saks.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay makes raft of executive promotions Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has promoted a number of people to senior positions within the company as it shores up its new executive team.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay closes Saks acquisition Katie Smith | 5 Nov 13

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has completed its US$2.9bn acquisition of US-based luxury retailer Saks.


US/CANADA: Saks shareholders approve Hudson's Bay merger Katie Smith | 31 Oct 13

Saks shareholders have approved its merger with Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company, in a move that creates a leading upscale North American fashion retail business.


US: Hudson's Bay names Hardin creative officer Katie Smith | 28 Oct 13

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed Russ Hardin as its new chief creative officer and senior vice president.


UPDATE: BANGLADESH: Scope of factory safety audits needs clarification Leonie Barrie | 11 Oct 13

The group representing more than 90 fashion retailers and brands working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment industry has admitted that a fatal fire in a fabric mill earlier this week shows there is "still a long way to go" to achieving this goal.


BANGLADESH: Deadly factory fire underpins new calls for safety Leonie Barrie | 10 Oct 13

The death of at least nine workers in a fire at a fabric mill in Bangladesh earlier this week has led to renewed calls for efforts to ensure safe conditions in the country's garment sector - as well as questions on the extent to which audits need to be carried out further down the supply chain.


BANGLADESH: Factory blaze kills workers at fabric facility Leonie Barrie | 9 Oct 13

The safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry has been called into question again today (9 October) after at least seven people were killed in a fire at a fabric factory at Sreepur in the district of Gazipur, around 40km north of Dhaka.


US: Saks CEO Sadove to join JC Penney board Katie Smith | 9 Oct 13

Saks chairman and CEO Stephen Sadove, who is set to leave the department store operator following its merger with the Hudson's Bay Company, has been lined up to join the board of JC Penney.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay planning Saks expansion? Katie Smith | 26 Sep 13

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company is reportedly planning to capitalise on its acquisition of luxury retailer Saks by potentially opening stores in Europe and Asia.


US: Hudson's Bay names Harrods' McKee to lead Saks Petah Marian | 17 Sep 13

Hudson's Bay Company has named Harrods executive Marigay McKee as the next president of Saks Fifth Avenue, following the completion of its acquisition of the US department store operator.


US: Sadove, Frasch to leave Saks on Hudson's Bay merger Petah Marian | 17 Sep 13

Saks senior executives Stephen Sadove and Ronald Frasch are set to leave the department store operator following its merger with the Hudson's Bay Company.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay swings to Q2 loss Katie Smith | 13 Sep 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company swung to a loss during the second quarter, weighed down by CAD59.9m (US$58m) in costs related to the pending acquisition of US luxury retailer Saks.


US: Bangladesh safety alliance names chair as talks begin Petah Marian | 20 Aug 13

The group of leading retailers and brands who make up the North American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has named Ellen O'Kane Tauscher as the independent chair of its board of directors.


US: Saks Q2 losses widen to US$19.6m Katie Smith | 20 Aug 13

Saks has seen its losses widen in the second quarter, after the upscale department store retailer was weighed down by higher costs and increased markdowns.


just-style's most read stories this week... Petah Marian | 2 Aug 13

The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at PVH setting out its succession plan, Hudson's Bay's acquisition of Saks, and a report on the use of mobile phones to monitor labour abuses in garment factories.


Analysts mixed on Hudson's Bay's bid for Saks Katie Smith | 30 Jul 13

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.


US: Hudson's Bay acquires Saks in US$2.9bn deal Katie Smith | 29 Jul 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company is to acquire luxury US retailer Saks in a deal worth US$2.9bn in a move that creates a leading North American retailer operating across the luxury, mid-tier and outlet sectors.


US: Starwood Capital submits bid for Saks? Katie Smith | 22 Jul 13

The chief executive of private investment firm Starwood Capital Group is rumoured to have submitted a bid for upscale retailer Saks.


US: Hudson's Bay explores Saks bid? Katie Smith | 25 Jun 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay, whose brands include Lord & Taylor, has reportedly emerged as a potential bidder for US luxury retailer Saks.


US: Gymboree names Levi Strauss exec as new COO Katie Smith | 20 Jun 13

Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Levi Strauss & Co executive Joelle Maher as the company's new chief operating officer.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay shuffles management team Katie Smith | 19 Jun 13

Hudson's Bay has made changes to its executive structure, with president Bonnie Brooks stepping down from her role to serve as vice chair at the Canadian department store retailer.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay Q1 losses narrow on sales growth Katie Smith | 13 Jun 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has seen its first-quarter losses narrow to CAD80.7m (US$79.4m) for the 13 weeks to 4 May, boosted by strong sales at its namesake stores growth as well as improved gross profit and operating expenses.


CANADA: Tommy Hilfiger in women's wear deal with Hudson's Bay Petah Marian | 3 May 13

PVH has entered a distribution partnership with department store operator Hudson's Bay to sell its Tommy Hilfiger women's wear line in its stores.


CANADA: Hurricane Sandy weighs on Hudson's Bay Q4 profit Katie Smith | 12 Apr 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company has seen its fourth-quarter net profit nearly halve, after it was forced to clear inventory at its Lord & Taylor stores across the US after Hurricane Sandy.


CANADA: Hudson's Bay promotes DiLeo to EVP of stores Katie Smith | 25 Feb 13

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has promoted Eileen DiLeo to executive vice president of stores for its Lord & Taylor and namesake brands, replacing Debbie Edwards who is retiring.

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