Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Today, we are widely recognized as a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high-quality stores and their omni-channel offerings, as well as unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Today, HBC's portfolio includes more than 480 stores, ranging from luxury destinations to off-price locations. Worldwide, HBC is proud to have more than 65,000 employees.
HBC's leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof (the largest department store group in Germany), and Galeria INNO, Belgium's only department store group.
HBC also has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. We have partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.
We have a history of making history.
HBC has been operating and excelling at what we do for hundreds of years, meaning that we’ve adapted to some pretty monumental changes since our initial charter back in 1670. (See our Heritage Site—we aren’t even kidding).
We are proud to be known for our longevity and our historical significance. Our iconic point blankets, which have become a huge part of the fabric of Canada, are seen as an unofficial symbol of Canadians.
Even though we’ve grown and adapted for centuries, we’re passionately looking toward the future. We’re proudly redefining an international retail experience and tackling the challenges and opportunities of a limitless, digital landscape.
Diversity & Inclusion: HBC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our Associates are empowered to lead, support one another, and make contributions that drive their teams and businesses forward – things we believe make HBC a great place to work. Each of our Associates comes to work with different experiences and backgrounds, and we believe that our diverse points of view are the pillars of HBC’s success. Our differences make us stronger and contribute to the innovative ideas that will power us into the future.
Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America's longest continually operated company. Today, HBC offers customers an unparalleled range of retailing categories and shopping experiences internationally. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest department store with 90 full-line locations and one outlet store as well as thebay.com, unsurpassed in its fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, Canada's largest home specialty superstore with 69 locations across the country.
In the United States, HBC operates Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, renowned for its superlative designer collections and first-rate fashion expertise. Saks Fifth Avenue comprises 41 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores, saks.com, 72 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saksoff5th.com. HBC also operates Lord & Taylor, a leading department store chain with 49 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States, in two major cities in the Midwest and in Boca Raton, Florida, four Lord & Taylor outlet locations and lordandtaylor.com. Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise with a dedicated focus on service excellence. Hudson's Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC". – less