Nordstrom (ticker: JWN, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Nordstrom July Same-Store Sales Increase 3.6 Percent
SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN)
today reported preliminary sales of $787.2 million for the four-week period
ending July 30, 2005, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to sales of $747.0
million for the four-week period ending July 31, 2004. Same-store sales
increased 3.6 percent(1).
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Preliminary second quarter sales of $2.1 billion increased 7.8 percent
compared to sales of $2.0 billion in 2004. Second quarter same-store sales
increased 6.2 percent.
Preliminary year-to-date sales of $3.8 billion increased 7.8 percent
compared to sales of $3.5 billion in 2004. Year-to-date same-store sales
increased 6.2 percent.
To hear Nordstrom's prerecorded July sales message, please dial
402-220-6036. This recording will be available for one week.
(unaudited; $ in millions)
Total Sales Same-store Sales(1)
Fiscal Fiscal Percent Total Full-line Rack
2005 2004 Increase Retail Stores Stores
July $787.2 $747.0 5.4% 3.6% 3.4% 14.4%
Second quarter $2,106.4 $1,953.5 7.8% 6.2% 5.1% 16.3%
Year-to-date $3,760.9 $3,489.0 7.8% 6.2% 4.9% 16.9%
Number of stores
Full-line 95 93
Rack and other 57 56
boutiques 32 31
Total 184 180
footage 19,579,000 19,289,000
FUTURE REPORTING DATES
Nordstrom's financial release calendar for the next several months is
currently planned as follows:
Second Quarter Earnings Tues., Aug 16, 2005
August Sales Release Thurs., Sept. 1, 2005
September Sales Release Thurs., Oct. 6, 2005
October Sales Release Thurs., Nov. 3, 2005
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty
retailers, with 152 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe
store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 95 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom
Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one free-standing shoe store, and two
clearance stores. Nordstrom also operates 32 international Faconnable
boutiques, primarily in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers
through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through its
catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol
(1) Effective February 2005, Nordstrom Direct sales, which include
catalog and Internet, are included in Total Retail same-store sales.
To serve as a basis for comparison, as this was not the case last
year, a presentation of 2004 monthly, quarterly and full-year same-
store sales that includes Nordstrom Direct is available on the
Investor Relations homepage of our website under Recent Reports.
Stephanie Allen, 1-206-303-3262,
both of Nordstrom, Inc.
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