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Corporation
    (1901- )
    Founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl Wallin in Seattle, Washington
    NYSE: JWN
    Headquartered in Seattle, Washington
    More than 373 stores in 30 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico
    The company began as a shoe store in downtown Seattle.
    Founders Nordstrom and Wallin feuded to the point that they bitterly ended their partnership.
    Their employees went on strike in 1954 demanding a 40 hour work week instead of 44 hours.
    When Nordstrom's grandson became a store manager, he kept caged monkeys in the children's shoe department.
    Most of their locations are in very affluent and upscale communities.
    Most of the merchandise they sell is quite expensive.
    When the third generation of owners stepped down from corporate leadership in 1995, their successors oversaw a five-year period of decline.
    When Bloomberg reported that their stores would stop selling Ivanka Trump's merchandise in response to progressive groups threatening a boycott over stores selling Trump-related merchandise, her father denounced the company in a tweet.
    The success of the company had been attributed to the vast variety of shoe sizes and selections.
    Today, the retailer only hires managers and executives within the company, starting every employee as a salesperson.
    Many stores offer a snack bar or a full service casual dining restaurant.
    It was listed at number 72 in 'Fortune' Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For (2009).
    Fortunately for thrifty shoppers, the company has opened several discounted items at their Nordstrom Rack branded locations.
    Unlike like several big box retailers, they chose to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day in order for employees to spend more time with their families.
    Despite Trump's tweets, the company's stock rebounded the same day he denounced the company.

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