Nordstrom Same-Store Sales Up 9% for Five-Week Holiday Period

Nordstrom, Inc. on Thursday reported preliminary sales of nearly $1.3 million for the five-week period ending Dec. 30, 2006, an increase of 9.8 percent compared to sales of $1.15 million for the same period of the prior year. Same-store sales increased 9 percent.

Preliminary quarter-to-date sales of $2.02 billion increased 8.4 percent compared to sales of $1.86 billion in 2005, the Seattle-based luxury department store chain reported. Quarter-to-date same-store sales increased 7.7 percent. Preliminary year-to-date sales of $7.95 billion increased 9 percent compared to sales of $7.29 billion in 2005. Year-to-date same-store sales increased 7.3 percent.

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading fashion specialty retailers, with 157 US stores located in 27 states.