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:
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.