Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE:JWN) today reported preliminary sales of $594.6m for the month of November 2000, an increase of 9.2 per cent compared to sales of $544.4m in November 1999. Same-store sales declined 0.6 per cent.

Preliminary year-to-date sales of $4.5bn increased 7.5 per cent compared to 1999 year-to-date sales of $4.2bn. Year-to-date same-store sales increased 1.0 per cent.

Total sales for November 2000 increased approximately six per cent, and same-store sales declined approximately three per cent. Adjusted same-store sales in full-line stores increased in the East Coast Region, and in the Junior Women's and Cosmetics merchandise categories.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 120 US stores located in 24 states, including 77 full-line stores, 37 Nordstrom Racks, three Faconnable boutiques, two free-standing shoe stores, and one clearance store. Nordstrom operates 20 Faconnable boutiques, primarily in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through its direct mail catalogues.