Not to mention Woodward's in BC and Alberta. Plus the Bay is owned by Lord and Taylor the last 15 years or so.
Ya-cheap Chinese crap merchandise.Perhaps the new retail model is the dep't store cleverly disguised as a food store. I see Walmart and Loblaw's/Superstore as a couple of examples. Plenty of clothing and household goods available.
Canada Tire also owns Mark's Work Wearhouse. (Real clothes for real people)Canadian Tire, while not a food store or traditional dep't store, has remained healthy and competitive.