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Nordstrom Inc.

Upscale American fashion retailer Nordstrom was founded as a shoe retailer and is known for its high level of service.

Vital statistics

  • 1901 Established
  • Public Type
  • > 10,000 Number of employees
  • $12,540m (2012) Revenue
  • 250 Stores
  • Seattle, Washington, United Kingdom HQ

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Nordstrom, Inc. is an American upscale fashion retailer, founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company began as a shoe retailer, and has since expanded their inventory to include clothing, accessories, handbags, jewellery, cosmetics, and fragrances. Select Nordstrom stores also have wedding and home furnishing departments.

There are 260 stores operating in 35 states, which includes 117 full-Line stores and 140 Nordstrom Racks. Nationally, Nordstrom competes with luxury retailers Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Of those competitors, Nordstrom has both the largest number of store locations and the largest geographic footprint, and its stores anchor many upscale malls throughout the United States.

As of 2012, it is the fifth-largest U.S. department store company by retail sales and is the thirty-fourth largest retailer in the United States in 2013 in terms of revenue.

Source: Wikipedia

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