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Zellers Inc.
Former typeSubsidiary
IndustryDiscount retail store
FateMost store leases acquired by Target Canada, Walmart Canada or closed outright. Two locations are retained to serve as liquidation centres for other HBC retail chains.
When it was created1931
People who started itWalter P. Zeller
DefunctMarch 31, 2013 (two stores continue to operate as liquidation centres)
HeadquartersBrampton, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations350 (1999)
Things madeClothing, grocery, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelery, beauty products, electronics, toys, sports equipment, appliances, housewares
Owner(s)Hudson's Bay Company[1]
Websitezellers.com (archive)
A Zellers store in Moncton, New Brunswick

Zellers was Canada's second-largest chain of mass merchandise department stores. The headquarters were in Brampton, Ontario. They had a mascot named "Zeddy", which is a teddy bear.

In 2011, the leaseholds of 189 Zellers stores were taken over by Target Corporation. Target got the leaseholds because they are expanding their stores into Canada in 2013 and 2014. HBC said most Zellers stores would close and retire the Zellers banner from Canadian retail by March 31, 2013.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Contacts". Hudson's Bay Company. Archived from the original on July 19, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  2. "Hudson's Bay Company Confirms Final List of 189 Zellers Locations to be Assumed by Target". Canada Free Press. Retrieved 2012-12-30.

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