Hudson’s Bay has embarked on several ambitious store renovations, reflecting the retailer’s new aesthetic standards. The Toronto flagship will act as a prototype of sorts, with recently completed interiors setting the standard for future store upgrades. We spoke with a retail expert to discuss Hudson’s Bay’s continued efforts to modernize the company’s fleet of stores, addressing unprecedented competition from a variety of retailers.

MaryAnne Morin, chief merchant officer of Hudson’s Bay Company, recently told Women’s Wear Daily that changes in the Toronto Queen Street flagship will be reflected in other units across the chain. In addition to partially renovated flagships in Vancouver, Montreal and Yorkdale (Toronto), elements of the Queen Street renovation will be reflected in “other doors where men’s is highly penetrated,” she said, with the aesthetic showcased at Queen Street serving as “the new standard”… Read the full article through our friends @Retail-Insider Must Read!