The Canadian retail chain Zellers, a separate division of the Hudson's Bay Company, no longer exists in Canada, according to CTV News. In 2012, the U.S. retailer Target expanded into Canada and gained possession of the leaseholds for 189 Zellers locations, converting 133 of those locations into Target stores.
Zellers, founded by Walter P. Zeller in 1931, became the sole property of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1978, according to HBC Heritage. In 2012, the Hudson's Bay Company claimed that keeping its Zellers stores open was no longer financially viable; it had considered closing its Zellers locations for several years prior to officially closing, according to CTV News. In 2015, the 133 Target stores that were converted Zellers locations closed, and Target left Canada, reports The Toronto Star.