Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. reported a 10.7 percent increase in same-store sales for the five-week period ended October 1, 2011. Preliminary total retail sales were up 16.3 percent to $943 million for the month. Quarter-to-date same-store sales grew 9 percent and year-to-date same-store sales are up 7.4 percent.
In September, Nordstrom opened two Nordstrom full-line stores at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tenn., and Saint Louis Galleria in St. Louis, Mo., and six Nordstrom Rack stores at West Covina Mall in West Covina, Calif.; South Bay Center in Redondo Beach, Calif.; Middlesex Commons in Burlington, Mass.; Rivers Edge in Indianapolis, Ind.; Cascade Plaza in Tigard, Ore.; and Orchard Corners in Lenexa, Kan.
Additional Nordstrom Rack locations are opening this month at Market at Town Center in Sugar Land, Texas, Corner in Tucson, Ariz., and at Westfield Plaza Bonita in National City, Calif.