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Hudson’s Bay president Alison Coville to step down

By Prachi Singh

27 Feb 2019

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has announced Alison Coville will step down as president of Hudson’s Bay and Home Outfitters, effective March 1, 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,” said Helena Foulkes, CEO, HBC in a statement.

HBC added that it 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. For now, 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.

“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 added.