Nordstrom family sustained success through troubled times

Nordstrom – Company History

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, jewelry, cosmetics, and fragrances. There are 231 stores operating in 31 states, which includes 117 Full-Line stores and 110 Nordstrom Racks.

  • Family name: Nordstrom
  • Sector: Retail
  • Founded: 1901
  • Founder: John W. Nordstrom, Carl F. Wallin
  • Country: USA
  • Company headquarters:
  • Managers: Brad D. Smith, Chairman; Blake Nordstrom – Peter Nordstrom – Erik Nordstrom, Co-Presidents
  • Revenue: US $ 14.437 billions (2015)
  • Rankings: 
  • Family ownership: 25.79%
  • Number of family members: 11
  • Business data: (link to Reuters or Google Finance or others)
  • Employees: 72.500 (2015)
  • Website:


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