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Hudson’s Bay selects TradeStone for merchandise lifecycle management software


TradeStone Software said Thursday that Hudson’s Bay Trading Co. has selected the company’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions to unify the retailer’s design, sourcing, ordering and delivery of private-label and branded goods.

Hudson’s Bay Trading Co., parent company of Lord & Taylor and its namesake Canadian chain Hudson’s Bay Co., which operates more than 600 retail locations across its banners the Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Fields.

TradeStone’s MLM suite will replace Hudson’s Bay’s legacy import management systems and provide a shared merchandise backbone to help increase efficiencies across the organization.

TradeStone’s software will also help eliminate disparate sourcing, ordering and delivery systems such as emails and spreadsheets and provide a single system that offers cross-functional visibility, interaction and collaboration for a more agile and integrated retail supply chain.

“We were very focused on creating an integrated process from design to our store shelves across each of our banner organizations, and TradeStone demonstrated its ability to meet our needs through the capabilities of its solution as well as the experience and retail knowledge of its team,” said Dan Smith, CIO, Hudson’s Bay Co.

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