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HBC Announces Hudson’s Bay President Transition


TORONTO & NEW YORK (February 26, 2019) – HBC today announced Alison Coville will step down as President of Hudson’s Bay and Home Outfitters, effective March 1st, 2019.

“We are grateful to Alison for her dedication and contributions to Hudson’s Bay. Over her long tenure with the company she served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility while successfully maintaining a constant focus on serving the Canadian consumer. We wish her well in her future endeavours,” said Helena Foulkes, CEO, HBC.

“With a proud Canadian heritage and national footprint, Hudson’s Bay has a right to win in the marketplace and there is a tremendous opportunity to build on our strength as the country’s preeminent multi-category retailer.

The leadership team and I are confident in our go-forward plan to drive better performance by improving our service model, digital experience, and merchandise assortment, while capitalizing on our biggest opportunities,” Foulkes continued.

The Company has retained an executive search firm to recruit a new President of Hudson’s Bay to further enhance the business’s strategies and drive its next phase of growth.  Hudson’s Bay will be led by key executives from the HBC team, under the direction of Helena Foulkes, until a permanent successor is found.


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