Nordstrom partners with Give Back Box® to help customers donate gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry or small household items

Donations can be made for free by mail to help reduce waste, support local nonprofits
SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Every year, billions of pounds of clothing ends up in landfills. Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is now offering customers a better solution that helps give new life to used clothing and accessories, while also supporting local nonprofit organizations. Through a partnership with Give Back Box®, customers can donate items by mail at no cost. All donations will be directed to local nonprofits, where they will be sold to fund community programs such as job training and education initiatives.

“Our customers have told us they want to be able to clean out their closets in a more environmentally-friendly way,” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. “By extending the life of their used items, and encouraging them to reuse the box from their recent Nordstrom order, we’re trying to make it easy and convenient to help reduce waste while also being able to support local nonprofit organizations.”

The new service enables customers to donate gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry or small household items. To get started, customers can visit Nordstrom.com/DonateClothes or follow these steps:

  1. Open Your Box: When you order from Nordstrom, save the box your order came in.
  2. Pack It Up: Fill the box with any gently used clothing, accessories or shoes you’d like to donate.
  3. Print and Ship: Print a prepaid shipping label from givebackbox.com/Nordstrom. Close up your box, attach the prepaid label, and drop it off at any UPS or U.S.P.S. location.

“We are thrilled to have Nordstrom as a partner to share our message with its customers,” said Monika Wiela, Give Back Box Founder. “With its focus on service and commitment to corporate social responsibility, Nordstrom is a natural fit for Give Back Box. We’re excited to work together to support organizations that are providing valuable resources to those in need in our communities.”

Later this week, the retailer will begin testing an in-store donation program in its six western Washington Nordstrom stores. Those items will be directed to Seattle Goodwill and Goodwill of Olympics and Rainier Region. Participating stores will have white, Goodwill-branded donation bins.

Participating stores include:

  • Bellevue Square, Bellevue, Wash.
  • Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
  • Northgate Mall, Seattle, Wash.
  • Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, Wash.
  • Southcenter Square, Tukwila, Wash.
  • Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, Wash.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 360 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 227 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSEunder the symbol JWN.

CONTACT:   Anna Brown
Nordstrom
206.303.4178

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Nordstrom appointments: Geevy Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer and Karen McKibbin as president, Nordstrom Rack

Seattle, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (January 9, 2017) announced that the company has created a new executive team role, Chief Innovation Officer, and named long-time company leader Geevy Thomas to the position. It also announced Karen McKibbin as president, Nordstrom Rack.

Geevy Thomas Named Chief Innovation Officer

“Our new Chief Innovation Officer and his team will lead the most forward-looking customer-centric effort that Nordstrom has taken on to date,” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. “Our business was founded and built over the years through our full-line stores, and today they still represent the largest portion of our sales volume. However, the way customers are choosing to shop in a more digitally-connected world continues to change, and we know we need to find ways for our stores to evolve with them. This is a challenge, but we also see a tremendous opportunity to leverage our stores in ways that will allow us to serve customers into the future better than anyone else.

Over the past few years, Nordstrom has worked to deliver a more seamless, personalized and relevant shopping experience for customers by enhancing its stores, Nordstrom.com site, and Nordstrom app. The Nordstrom Innovation team will be tasked with helping the company ideate how its full-line stores of the future will better serve customers through further integration of digital and mobile.

“We’re looking to answer big questions and to get there, we’re giving our Nordstrom Innovation team the ability to move quickly and boldly to find solutions for the stores of tomorrow right out of the gate today,” continued Nordstrom. “Creating a fully separate team will help remove restrictions or boundaries around what’s possible for the Innovation team to test and try.”

Thomas brings 34 years of experience in all areas of Nordstrom to this role, beginning as a salesperson and then moving into store, regional and buying management roles. He most recently served as the company’s president of Nordstrom Rack. “Geevy is known as a customer-first, visionary leader. That deep knowledge, along with his curiosity and energy to try new things, make him uniquely positioned to take on this role. We’re excited for what’s to come for our customers.”

Karen McKibbin Named President, Nordstrom Rack

With Thomas moving to his new role, the company also announced Karen McKibbin will assume the role of president, Nordstrom Rack. In this position she will support the company’s 215 Nordstrom Rack stores, including operations, merchandising, strategy, finance and store planning, focused on continuing to serve more customers with speed and convenience, gain market share and grow the company’s store presence in top retail centers around the country.

“Karen has been with Nordstrom for 30 years in a variety of roles and has always proven to be a leader who consistently delivers results, develops talent and innovates to deliver to our customers,” said Blake Nordstrom. “She is the right person to take on our Rack business as it continues to evolve with the needs of our customers and we know she’ll drive results and growth into its next chapter.”

Prior to this new role, McKibbin was the company’s first president of Nordstrom Canada. She was named to the role in 2012, leading the company’s efforts to serve customers through its first international venture. In that role she and her team opened five of the company’s six planned stores (with one to come in 2017).

“Karen was instrumental in building an infrastructure that allowed us to enter the Canadian market, first with full-line stores and soon with Nordstrom Racks to come,” Nordstrom continued. “The entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and creativity that she brought into that role will serve us well in the Rack as well.”

McKibbin began her Nordstrom career in 1985 as a stockperson. Over the years, her assignments have included salesperson, department manager, buyer and store manager. In 1999, she was named vice president, Los Angeles regional manager and has led three additional regions since then – the Northeast, where she pioneered the company’s entry into the competitive Boston market; the South, where she supported the company’s fastest-growing region; and Northern California and Hawaii, where she drove the company’s strongest same-store sales growth in California.

About Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Contact:
Tara Darrow
Cell: (206) 310-8016
Office: (206) 303-3016

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Nordstrom announces Terry Boyle as President, NordstromRack.com/HauteLook and Trunk Club

Seattle, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (January 9, 2017) announced that Brian Spaly, CEO of Trunk Club, has chosen to depart the company. Terry Boyle, president of NordstromRack.com/HauteLook, will take on leadership of Trunk Club in addition to his current responsibilities. His new title will be President, NordstromRack.com/HauteLook and Trunk Club.

“We’re moving into an exciting next phase of Trunk Club and we’re excited to welcome a seasoned leader like Terry into this leadership role,” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. “Terry comes into this role with a tremendous amount of knowledge about Trunk Club, having served on its advisory board since it was acquired by Nordstrom in 2014. His unique track record in taking startup businesses, building them to scale and supporting their growth, both in and outside of Nordstrom, will enable him to support Trunk Club and the leadership team there during this critical time for that business.”

Boyle is a consumer technology startup veteran with extensive experience in scaling startups within a company after acquisition. Since joining HauteLook in 2008, he has been instrumental in the company’s growth, supporting its integration into the company after it was acquired by Nordstrom in 2011. Boyle also led the design and launch of NordstromRack.com in May 2014. He is also a board director for online shoe retailer Sole Society and digital commerce solutions provider Onestop Internet.

“Brian has created an incredibly unique business and has been instrumental in getting Trunk Club to where it is today. We now have a strong foundation on which to build and we thank him for everything he’s done to support Trunk Club from its inception and partner with Nordstrom over the past several years. We wish him well as he seeks out new opportunities.”

In addition to Boyle, Trunk Club’s leadership team now also includes: Kevin Price, who has served as Chief Financial Officer since Trunk Club’s inception and is taking on additional accountability as Chief Operating Officer; Linda Bartman, who recently joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer, bringing deep expertise in marketing with prior leadership roles at CDK Global, AT&T (formerly Ameritech), BP, GE and Cars.com; and Michael Barkin, also with Trunk Club since it was founded, who was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales.

“We’re looking forward to building on the strong foundation that Trunk Club has today and feel really good about the leadership group and team we have in place there to move forward,” said Nordstrom.”

About Nordstrom and Trunk Club

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

CONTACT:
Tara Darrow (Nordstrom)
Cell: (206) 310-8016
Office: (206) 303-3016

Kyle Donash (Trunk Club)
Cell: (630) 294-9679
Office: (312) 638-6708

Source: Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom, Inc. announces the appointment of Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further accelerate its e-commerce, digital and mobile efforts, Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced that it has appointed Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com.

Worzel has served as executive vice president of Strategy and Development at the company since 2010, where he has been responsible for strengthening the company’s competitive position and relevance through developing and executing customer-driven strategies to support the company’s growth. Prior to Nordstrom he worked as a consultant, including partnering with Nordstrom for 13 years while at Marakon Associates and McKinsey & Company.

“Through his six years as a leader at Nordstrom and many years prior to that working alongside our executive team, Ken has gained a deep understanding of how our e-commerce, digital and mobile efforts play an integral role in providing customers a differentiated experience through service, personalisation and convenience,” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. “Ken comes into this position with expertise around Nordstrom.com’s current position and a strong vision for its future potential that will continue to bring the company a tremendous amount of value as we evolve our strategy and build on our success.”

Additionally, to better serve the changing needs of its customers and how they shop, the company also announced a strategic shift of leadership responsibilities to better support the Nordstrom (full-price) and Nordstrom Rack (off-price) brands across both stores and digital. New assignments include:

  • Co-President Erik Nordstrom will now be responsible for the Nordstrom brand, including Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com, and Trunk Club as well as Customer Care, Marketing and Supply Chain.
  • Co-President Blake Nordstrom will be responsible for the Nordstrom Rack brand, including Rack stores and NordstromRack.com/HauteLook and other corporate functions including Finance, Technology, Legal and Human Resources.
  • Co-President Pete Nordstrom will continue to support all of the company’s merchandising functions and Store Planning. He will also remain closely involved in all areas impacting the Nordstrom brand, including marketing.

ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 334 stores in 39 states and Canada. Customers are served at 121 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada; 205 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, NordstromRack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Trina Schurman
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 233-6550

MEDIA CONTACT:
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Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-3016

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.