canada Go-to outdoor retailer has opened three hudson’s Book shop-in-shops in the Greater Toronto Area and launched nationwide on The Bay’s online marketplace
TORONTO, October 26, 2022 /CNW/ – canada Leading outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) has officially opened three premium shop-in-shops across GTA hudson’s Bay Stores in Yorkdale and Square One shopping centers and in the flagship hudson’s Bay Store on Queen Street. ontario has heaps of wild expanses for hiking, camping, and rock climbing, and the new MEC locations serve as convenient destinations to gear up before heading outside.
MEC’s new store at Hudson’s Bay Square One (CNW Group/MEC)
In addition to the new shop-in-shops, MEC has debuted nationwide on TheBay.com. More than 400 MEC Label styles have been launched in time for the main season, including outerwear, base layers, children’s accessories, camping gear and backpacks, with more styles to be added soon.
“MEC doors are officially open at hudson’s Bay Stores across GTA and we’re excited to give Toronto residents more access to outdoor gear and expert advice,” he said Eric Klaus, CEO and Chairman of MEC. “We’ve spent more than 50 years inspiring people to get active outside and our newest stores have everything outdoor enthusiasts of all levels need for their next adventure – say hello!”
From weatherproof jackets, hiking boots and base layers to sleeping bags, backpacks and snowshoes, the new shops are at hudson’s Bay is packed with quality gear, clothing and footwear from popular brands such as Scarpa, Salomon, The North Face, Black Diamond and its popular own brand MEC Label. Inside the store, knowledgeable MEC staff are on hand to offer first-hand advice, whether shoppers are looking for tents, trail runners or bike lights. As with the standalone MEC stores, all purchases in the new MEC shop-in-shops are backed by the Rocksolid Guarantee.
The presence of MEC at hudson’s Bay Stores reflect the outdoor retailer’s brand, with inspirational imagery, forest scenes and mannequins for various activities interwoven into each space. MEC’s strong community values are represented by the inclusion of a community wall highlighting the Outdoor Impact program and community partners.
Each 7,000 to 11,000 square feet MEC at hudson’s Bay Space operates like a standalone MEC store, with the exception of bike and ski service stations and some larger items. Outdoor enthusiasts can buy bulky items such as skis, bikes, canoes and kayaks online with the help of in-store MEC staff.
MEC Hudson’s Bay Queen Street
Second Floor, 176 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2L7
MEC Hudson’s Bay Yorkdale shopping center
Second Floor, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9
MEC Hudson’s Bay Square One shopping mall
Mall Entrance, 100 City Center Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) was founded in 1971 canada Contact point for technical outdoor equipment, know-how and inspiration. Combining quality apparel and equipment with expert advice and first-hand experience, MEC supports a wide range of activities including camping, snow sports, water sports, cycling, climbing, hiking, trail running and travel.
MEC has been a strong supporter of sustainability and community initiatives for decades and has invested $48 million (and count) in nonprofit organizations that support outdoor recreation and conservation. For more information, visit www.mec.ca, follow @mec, or visit any of our stores across the country.
ACROSS THE BAY
Through a digital, purpose-driven lens, The Bay helps Canadians live their best lifestyle. The Bay operates thebay.com with Marketplace, one of the largest digital premium platforms in the Life & Style sector Canada, with a seamless connection to a network of 84 stores in Hudson’s Bay. The Bay has built a reputation for quality and style through an unrivaled selection of products and categories including fashion, home, beauty, food concepts and more. Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok.
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For more information: FOR MEC: Sarah Mayer, Head of Communications, [email protected]; FOR THE BAY, Lauren Polyak, Public Relations Manager, [email protected]