Nordstrom by the Numbers

Family members explore a possible buyout 

June 8, 2017

Members of the family that founded Nordstrom, including key executives, said they are exploring the possibility of taking the company private. 

The announcement was light on details and noted that no proposal had been made yet.

Here are some key data points showing the retailer's performance, drawn from the eMarketer Retail & Ecommerce database:

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Revenue and sales data, store productivity and more

Brick and mortar sales: Revenues at Nordstrom's high-end full-line stores have fallen for four consecutive years, and are off by 5.7% for the latest 12 months. But sales at its discount Nordstrom Rack stores have grown steadily through the same period, rising 7.6% for the latest 12 months.

Ecommerce: Ecommerce made up 22.2% of total revenue for the latest 12 months, and ecommerce sales have grown at healthy double digit rates over the past five years. For the latest 12 months, ecommerce sales grew 14.1%. 

Real estate: As of Apr 29, 2017, the company operated 122 full-line stores, 220 Nordstrom Rack stores, 2 Last Chance stores, 2 Jeffrey boutiques and 7 Trunk Club showrooms.