State of the industry

Doug Ewert

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to retailers large and small about the challenging state of the menswear business.

Schmoozing: Tony Waldron’s retirement party

Tony Waldron's retirement party

After 38 years, Tony Waldron is retiring from Hudson’s Bay Company. At his recent retirement party, friends and family celebrated a brilliant merchant and a “gracious and dignified gentleman.”

Wayne Drummond: Chief adventurer

Wayne Drummond

Karen Alberg Grossman: That his business card reads ‘Chief Adventurer’ tells a lot about Wayne Drummond, top menswear merchant at both The Bay and Lord & Taylor.

Hoffman leaves Lord & Taylor

Brendan Hoffman

Lord & Taylor CEO Brendan Hoffman is leaving the company, to be replaced by Bonnie Brooks, chief executive at Lord & Taylor’s Canadian counterpart, The Bay.

Tommy Hilfiger teams up with The Bay

TommyHilfiger

Apparel firm The Tommy Hilfiger Group and fashion retailer The Bay have announced an agreement under which 90 The Bay stores across Canada will offer Tommy Hilfiger men’s wear.
Wholly owned by Phillips-Van Heusen Corp, The Tommy Hilfiger Group will inv…

Canada’s The Bay wins Topshop and Topman franchises

Topman

Apparel retail chains Topshop and Topman are poised for expansion into Canada with the signing of a franchise agreement with The Bay, the retail chain owned by The Hudson’s Bay Company.
The stores and stand-alone stores will be launched this autu…