Home Outfitters expands national footprint, adding five new stores

    Multi-store grand opening events - and sales - set for May 9th, 2009

    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Hudson's Bay Company announced today that Home
Outfitters, the Canadian retailer's kitchen, bed and bath specialty superstore
chain, is adding five new locations to its roster of stores, bringing its
Canada-wide count to 67. To help celebrate the expansion of one of Canada's
fastest growing home specialty stores, Home Outfitters will host grand opening
events for each of the five new locations on May 9th, featuring extraordinary
special opening day sales for customers in each location.
    "We're always thrilled to welcome new Home Outfitters locations to our
Canadian network, and this announcement is particularly exciting as it marks
the grand opening of five stores all on the same day," said Kerry Mader,
Senior Vice President, Specialty, Hudson's Bay Company. "We are committed to
providing the added convenience, quality brands and great value that customers
have come to expect from Home Outfitters as their destination for home decor
needs, and look forward to celebrating this special occasion with our
associates and members of all five communities on May 9th."

    The new Home Outfitters' stores are located at:
    -   Victoria, BC - 3170 Tillicum Road Victoria
    -   Coquitlam, BC - 1085 Woolridge St.
    -   Winnipeg, MB - 710 St. James St.
    -   Burlington, ON - 1200 Brant St. Burlington
    -   Vaughan Mills, ON - 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.

    Expected to employ between 35 to 40 associates per location and with each
store totaling more than 30,000 square feet in size, the new Home Outfitters
will feature a wide selection of home products at competitive prices,
including Gluckstein Home, Marie Claire, House & Home, Steven and Chris,
Nautica, Cuisinart, Breville, KitchenAid, Calphalon, Simple Human, Nespresso,
Dyson and more. Customers will also find a great assortment of patio sets,
garden accessories and outdoor living needs.
    As part of the grand opening celebrations, and in recognition of the
company's commitment to the communities in which they operate, each of the new
Home Outfitters will be making a special donation to a local charity on behalf
of the organization and its associates.

    Home Outfitters

    Home Outfitters is Hudson's Bay Company's kitchen, bed and bath specialty
superstore chain with unbeatable selection and service. With 67 locations
across Canada, Home Outfitters offers customers more choices, more brands and
great ideas that help customers live better and spend less! As one of Canada's
fastest growing home specialty store, Home Outfitters is known for presenting
customers with solutions for their decorating needs, and the latest, most
innovative products for home. The chain will continue to grow and offer
customers unparalleled selection of brands and service in kitchen, bed and
bath home furnishings.

    Hudson's Bay Company

    Hudson's Bay Company, the Canadian retail entity of Hudson's Bay Trading
Company (HBTC), is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer.
Founded in 1670, The Hudson's Bay Company operates the Bay, a major department
store, Zellers, a mass merchandise format, Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and
bath specialty store, and value-priced Fields stores. With more than 600
retail outlets and over 60,000 associates in Canada, Hudson's Bay Company
banners provide Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great value and
with a dedicated focus on exceeding customer expectations.

For further information:

For further information: Robert Hogan, Edelman for Hudson's Bay Company,
(416) 979-1120 x 320, robert.hogan@edelman.com

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