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Hudson's Bay Company

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Hudson's Bay Company History

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The Hudson's Bay Company's Evolution From Fur Trading to Retail

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Films from the Archives: Impressions of the Hudson’s Bay Company

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A Visit From The Hudson Bay Company | Barkskins

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What is the Hudson's Bay Company?

The Hudson's Bay Company is a Canadian retail business group. A fur trading business for much of its existence, HBC now owns and operates retail stores in Canada, the United States and parts of Europe, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The company's namesake business division is Hudson's Bay, commonly referred to as The Bay. Other divisions include Galeria Kaufhof, Gilt, Home Outfitters, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue. HBC's head office was in the Simpson Tower in Toronto, but it relocated northwest of Toronto to Brampton, Ontario. The company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC".
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  • 17th century 

  • 18th century 

  • North West Company: violent competition and merger 

  • Competition 

  • California 

  • Hudson's Bay Company money 

  • End of monopoly 

  • Department stores and diversification 

  • Oil and gas operations 

  • Indigenous health 

  • Response by Hudson's Bay 

  • Retail expansion 

  • 21st century 

  • Zellers stores 

  • Lord & Taylor stores 

  • 2012 initial public offering 

  • Other chains 

  • 2013 re-branding 

  • Purchase of Saks, Inc. 

  • Gilt Groupe 

  • Considered purchases 

  • European operations 

  • Hack of confidential data 

  • Moving forward 

  • Operations 

  • Olympic outfitter 

  • Archives 

  • Corporate governance 

  • Governors 

  • Rent obligation under charter 

  • HBC explorers, builders, and associates 

  • HBC sternwheelers and steamships