Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) is a North American retailer offering a selection of branded merchandise in Canada and the United States through its three banners. In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a fashion department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, a national branded department store with 90 locations. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and bath superstore with 69 locations. Hudson's Bay Company banners provide merchandise through approximately 29,000 associates in Canada and the United States. In November 2013, Hudson's Bay Company acquired Saks Incorporated.