Despite a difficult year, Coresight Research noted that far fewer retailers closed their doors in 2020 than many observers anticipated, including Coresight itself.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to trouble consumers, Nordstrom has announced that sales slid 22% for the nine-week 2020 holiday period ended January 2 versus the comparable period a year earlier.
Nordstrom has named Alexis DePree evp/chief supply chain officer to the executive team effective next month.
In this holiday season, Nordstrom is offering customers more choices than ever to get their online orders how they want before December 25, including online order pickup, curbside pickup, ship to store, expedited shipping and same-day delivery in the NYC area.
In an effort to enhance the company’s ability to provide a seamless and compelling experience everywhere customers want to shop, Nordstrom is adding two more of its Nordstrom Local service hubs, one each in Newport Beach and Manhattan Beach, CA.
To continue to provide consumers with more convenient services and access to more inventory, Nordstrom is introducing order pickup at U.S. Nordstrom Rack stores for Nordstrom.com, NordstromRack.com and HauteLook.com orders.
Nordstrom and Balsam Hill have teamed up to present in-store artificial Christmas Tree lots in 21 Nordstrom stores in 13 states. The displays, depending on location, will be open throughout the holiday season.
Five Two, the housewares line from Food52, will join Nordstrom’s home assortment, the company said. The company’s cookware, dishware and kitchen essentials will be featured in select Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as online.
The home department gave Nordstrom a lift during a challenging second quarter when sales dropped due to the temporary store closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
As it looks to a future beyond the COVID-19 crisis, Nordstrom pointed to its pursuit of strategic omnichannel initiatives even as the company reported sales and earnings declines in the first quarter.
Nordstrom has appointed two new members to its board of directors: Jim Donald, co-chairman of Albertsons board of directors and Mark Tritton, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond.
Nordstrom will extend its temporary store closure for at least one week, through April 5. The closure impacts all U.S. and Canada stores, including Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club, Jeffrey, Nordstrom Local and Last Chance.
Nordstrom is taking precautionary measures to strengthen its financial position in response to the rapidly changing market circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus have opened updated urban department store formats in New York City, and while they are heavily apparel oriented, they have significant, meticulously merchandised housewares assortments with some home furnishings.