Why Nordstrom is Prioritizing Corporate Social Responsibility
August 12, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Nordstrom is continuing to invest in its commitment to leave the world a better place than it found it. The upscale department store chain recently set its 2025 corporate social responsibility goals, which include commitments in the areas of environmental sustainability, specifically operations and product value chains; human rights to drive systemic change to ensure positive…

Nordstrom Will Pay Only Half of its Rent for Rest of 2020
July 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Nordstrom is the latest retail tenant to find itself at odds with its landlords. The upscale department store chain has reportedly notified the property owners of its namesake and off-price Rack stores that it will pay only half of its rent costs for the rest of 2020. A letter from President of Stores Jamie Nordstrom to…

Nordstrom Launches Recommerce Program Online and In-Store
January 30, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Nordstrom is the latest traditional retailer to join the resale movement, the company announced in a press release. The upscale department store will be selling gently used merchandise in excellent condition online and at its New York flagship in an initiative called See You Tomorrow. The program begins Jan. 31. The press release announced that See…

Total Retail's Top 5 News Stories of 2019
December 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm

2019 was certainly a big year for retail news. Here's a look at the top news stories published by Total Retail in 2019, ranked by number of page views.

Rent the Runway, Nordstrom Expand Partnership
November 15, 2019 at 10:38 am

Rent the Runway, the clothing rental platform now valued at $1 billion, is expanding its partnership with Nordstrom. The two companies tell Fast Company exclusively that they will be blending their capabilities along many dimensions, including creating new products together and incorporating Nordstrom inventory into the Rent the Runway system. For Rent the Runway customers, the most immediate…

Nordstrom to Accept Macy's, Kohl's Returns at NYC Local Stores
September 6, 2019 at 11:28 am

Nordstrom, which opens two “Nordstrom Local” concept stores in Manhattan this month, will accept product returns from rivals like Macy’s and Kohl’s in the new small-format locations, regardless of whether Nordstrom carries the same item. Returns can be a pain point for both the customer and retailer, and shoppers want a convenient way to drop…

Nordstrom Announces a Pair of Sustainability Initiatives
August 27, 2019 at 10:41 am

Nordstrom announced last Friday that it has launched Sustainable Style, an online shopping category that consists entirely of responsibly made products. The featured items are sustainably sourced, manufactured in factories that meet higher social or environmental standards, and/or give back. The category includes more than 2,000 items from 90 brands, including Nordstrom-made Treasure & Bond, Patagonia, Reformation,…

Nordstrom Family Reportedly Wants to Increase Stake in Retailer
August 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm

A group of Nordstrom family members are interested in increasing their stake in the department store, according to CNBC. Currently the group owns 31.2 percent of Nordstrom, and they're reportedly working on a proposal to raise their ownership stake to at least 50 percent. Last year, the family decided not to take Nordstrom private after an initial offer of…

Rent the Runway Brings its Drop Boxes to Nordstrom
July 1, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Clothing subscription company Rent the Runway has added drop boxes to four Nordstrom locations in Los Angeles. The deal, which CNBC announced on Thursday, is Rent the Runway’s second plan to expand its reach after agreeing last fall to put drop boxes in certain WeWork locations. The drop boxes will be at three of Nordstrom’s…

Nordstrom Expands New York Presence With 2 ‘Local’ Stores
May 3, 2019 at 11:47 am

Nordstrom waited decades to expand in Manhattan, but now it’s making up for lost time. The upscale department store chain introduced its men’s store last year and is opening a seven-story flagship store this fall. And Nordstrom has more planned for New York City. In September, it will open two small outposts in New York…