Nordstrom Drops Ivanka Trump Brand From its Stores
February 3, 2017 at 10:35 am

Nordstrom said on Thursday that it had decided to put the brakes on its relationship with Ivanka Trump and removed her brand from a list on its site. “We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance,” Nordstrom said in a statement. “In this case, based on the brand’s performance, we’ve decided not…

Nordstrom Uses Chatbot to Help Holiday Shoppers
December 12, 2016 at 11:45 am

Nordstrom is expanding on its efforts to engage with mobile shoppers, using the holiday gift-giving season as an opportunity to launch its first-ever chatbot. If you can’t decide on the perfect gift for your mom this holiday season, for example, the bot is a click away on Facebook Messenger as well as Kik. Nordstrom teamed with New…

Amid Calls to Boycott Ivanka Trump Brand, Nordstrom Responds
November 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

Nordstrom last week responded to a shopper's viral open letter demanding that the retailer stop selling Ivanka Trump's fashion brand. The retailer posted a response on Twitter Wednesday, saying it's not taking a political position by selling Trump's products. "We hope that offering a vendor's products isn't misunderstood as us taking a political position; we're…

Nordstrom to Hire Fewer Temporary Holiday Workers
October 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Nordstrom said it would hire about 11,400 temporary employees for the holiday shopping season, about 3 percent fewer than last year. The company said about 9,500 temporary employees will be hired in sales and stock positions at its 123 Nordstrom stores in the United States and Canada and 213 Nordstrom Rack stores in the United States. Another…

Game Changers: Jodie Fox, Shoes of Prey
September 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

The last of our game changers is Jodie Fox, co-founder and chief creative officer, Shoes of Prey, an on-demand customized women's shoes retailer. Below is our interview with Jodie, which appeared in the summer issue of Total Retail. (And here are interviews with our other game changers: Meaghan Rose, Rocksbox; Luke Sherwin, Casper; Chris Lindland, Betabrand; Kate…

J.Crew to Begin Selling Products in Nordstrom
August 31, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Nordstrom is a fan of Madewell, and now the upscale department store chain is willing to give J.Crew a chance. Fortune reports starting Sept. 12, J.Crew products will be offered alongside Madewell products at 16 select Nordstom locations. J.Crew joins the likes of Topshop (and possibly Uniqlo) in partnering with Nordstrom. The partnership offers a…

Camuto Group Acquires Sole Society
August 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

Camuto Group has acquired Sole Society, a shoe and apparel online retailer. The move is part of Camuto Group’s digital commerce expansion and strategy of enhancing category offerings and continuing to build on its strong accessories platform through extensions in apparel and other key classifications. The acquisition also expands Camuto Group’s reach — Sole Society merchandise…

Coach to Close Shops Inside Department Stores
August 9, 2016 at 11:45 am

Coach on Tuesday announced that it will shutter about 25 percent of its North American department store locations. Most of the locations tend to be low volume, according to the company, and the closings will be spread out in terms of geography. Coach will keep open its best-performing sites and avoid the stores that put its…

Retail Right Now: August 5
August 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

In this week's Retail Right Now, Total Retail recaps Walmart's potential acquisition of and more Sports Authority woes. Also be sure to look out for to next week's earning calls from Macy's, Nordstrom and JC Penney.

Nordstrom Addresses Recent Downturn
July 25, 2016 at 1:20 pm

In mid-August of last year, warning signs at the Seattle headquarters of Nordstrom Inc. first became apparent. Up to that point, the upscale apparel retailer, with $14 billion in annual sales, had enjoyed several years of steady sales growth and expansion. Its stock had climbed to a record high of about $80 a share. “Then, all of…