Fashion retailers Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) has reported a 5.6 per cent increase in preliminary sales from $697.6m in December 1999 to $736.8m in December 2000. Same-store sales declined 2.9 per cent. Preliminary year-to-date sales have also seen an increase, from $4.9bn in 1999 to $5.2 billion in 2000, an increase of 7.3 per cent. Year-to-date same-store sales increased 0.4 per cent.