Nordstrom Case Analysis
Nordstrom Inc. is an American chain of luxury department stores, also operating in Canada and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1901 by Swedish American John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin, the company began as a shoe retailer and expanded its inventory to include clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, and fragrances. Select Nordstrom stores also include wedding and home furnishings departments. The company also has in-house cafes, restaurants and espresso bars.
Nordstrom has 380 stores operating in 40 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada, a number which includes 122 full-line stores and 239 Nordstrom Rack stores, seven Trunk Club clubhouses, three Jeffrey boutiques and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves customers through nordstrom.com, nordstromrack.com, and its online private sale site, HauteLook.