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The Hudson Bay Company store on Bloor St, Toronto April 11 2013.
The Hudson Bay Company store on Bloor St, Toronto April 11 2013.
(Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail)

DAVID PARKINSON

Shakeup at The Bay leaves investors rattled

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Bonnie Brooks’s star power helped write the compelling retail turnaround story that sold investors on Hudson’s Bay Co.’s unlikely return to the public equity market just eight months ago. Her charisma and track record of success were major drivers of and key selling points in November’s initial public offering from the 343-year-old Canadian retail institution.