Nordstrom http://www.kplu.org en How are employers observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day? http://www.kplu.org/post/how-are-employers-observing-martin-luther-king-jr-day <p></p><p>If you’re looking forward to a long weekend, you’re in the minority. The number of employers closing for business on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been inching up in recent years, but it’s still only 32 percent. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7560 at http://www.kplu.org How are employers observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Nordstrom sales and profit climb, but earnings miss analyst estimates http://www.kplu.org/post/nordstrom-sales-and-profit-climb-earnings-miss-analyst-estimates <p>Nordstrom says profit and sales climbed in the most recent quarter, although earnings came in just below what analysts predicted.</p><p>Nordstrom says men’s shoes, men’s apparel and kids’ clothes did especially well. Morningstar analyst Paul Swinand says the company’s also doing well online. He says brick-and-mortar retailers like Nordstrom may have been late to the game but they’re reaping the benefits of e-commerce.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:54:49 +0000 Ashley Gross 7066 at http://www.kplu.org Nordstrom sales and profit climb, but earnings miss analyst estimates Nordstom backs same-sex marriage referendum http://www.kplu.org/post/nordstom-backs-same-sex-marriage-referendum <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. has joined a number of Pacific Northwest businesses in expressing support for same-sex marriage.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:02:07 +0000 The Associated Press 6688 at http://www.kplu.org Nordstom backs same-sex marriage referendum Preview: A hit with fans, Seattle arena deal goes under council scrutiny next week http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-hit-fans-seattle-arena-deal-goes-under-council-scrutiny-next-week <p>A planned rally for Sonics fans at 4 p.m. today in Occidental Park is perhaps taking on even more significance, with word this week that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and two members of the Nordstrom family are among the investors behind the plan to bring the Sonics back to Seattle with a proposed new arena. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 5280 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: A hit with fans, Seattle arena deal goes under council scrutiny next week Arena investors revealed: Ballmer and Nordstroms back the project http://www.kplu.org/post/arena-investors-revealed-ballmer-and-nordstroms-back-project <p>The team backing a new sports arena in Seattle began coming into focus today, with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and two members of the Nordstrom family putting their money behind the proposed venue. They&rsquo;re the <a href="http://www.sonicsarena.com/uploads/Arena_Investor_Letter.pdf">first to go public </a>as part of hedge fund manager Chris Hansen&rsquo;s team of private investors.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:59:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5273 at http://www.kplu.org Arena investors revealed: Ballmer and Nordstroms back the project March sales at Costco, Nordstrom bode well for large retail http://www.kplu.org/post/march-sales-costco-nordstrom-bode-well-large-retail <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962178.mp3</p><p>A surprisingly solid March &ndash; <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014705761_apusretailsales.html">that&#39;s the consensus about last month&#39;s retail sales</a>.&nbsp; Despite cold weather and climbing gas prices, shoppers spent a lot more money last month than they did in March a year ago.</p><p>Costco and Nordstrom are among the local companies that are benefiting.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 23:37:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1161 at http://www.kplu.org March sales at Costco, Nordstrom bode well for large retail Nordstrom acquires upscale online retailer HauteLook.com http://www.kplu.org/post/nordstrom-acquires-upscale-online-retailer-hautelookcom <p>Nordstrom has jumped deeper into the luxury online retailing world by acquiring the &quot;flash sale&quot; website HauteLook for $270 million. The Seattle-based chain <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=211996&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1530280&amp;highlight=">made the announcement</a> on the heels of a report citing regular-price sales of &quot;historically high levels.&quot; Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:55:18 +0000 Gary Crawford 830 at http://www.kplu.org Nordstrom acquires upscale online retailer HauteLook.com