Nordstrom and Ross Opening Stores
Despite shoppers hesitations to shop in person, some retailers are still expanding their physical presence.
Ross Stores has completed its store growth plans for fiscal 2020 with the opening of 30 Ross Dress for Less and nine dd's DISCOUNTS stores across 17 different states in October. These new locations bring the total to 66 new stores.
"We remain committed to growing our Ross and dd's footprints across our existing markets as well as expansion into our newer markets,” said Gregg McGillis, group executive vice president, Property Development. “We added a total of 12 stores to our largest markets of California, Texas, and Florida, while opening two stores in Ross' newest mid-western state, Ohio. In addition, Ross and dd's both expanded their presence into new states. Ross entered the state of West Virginia and now operates in 40 states and dd's opened its first store in Arkansas and has locations in 21 states.”
The retailer now operates 1,594 Ross Dress for Less stores in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, and 275 dd's DISCOUNTS stores in 21 states.
Meanwhile, Nordstrom is opening two additional Nordstrom Local service hubs in Newport Beach and Manhattan Beach, CA. The 1,193 square foot Nordstrom Local Newport Beach (2043 Westcliff Drive) will open Friday, Nov. 6, and the 1,886 square foot Nordstrom Local Manhattan Beach (451 Manhattan Beach Blvd.) will open in the coming months.
"Opening Nordstrom Local service hubs in the Los Angeles area is part of the continuation of our market strategy in one of our largest markets to provide customers with greater access to merchandise selection and faster delivery while increasing convenience and connection through our services," said Ken Worzel, chief operating officer at Nordstrom. "Nordstrom Local customers who engage with our services at a Local including curbside pick-up, returns, alterations and styling spend more than two-and-a-half times compared to other customers."
These two new Nordstrom Local locations mark the fourth and fifth service hubs in the Los Angeles area. There are also two Nordstrom Local's in New York City.
In addition, Nordstrom also expanded its services and fulfillment solutions for customers in Los Angeles. Customers there can now pickup Nordstrom.com, NordstromRack.com and HauteLook.com orders at any Nordstrom Rack store, while Southern California customers can digitally shop across all the stores in their area and pick-up their purchases at the store of their choosing the next day. Starting Nov. 5, Nordstrom cardmembers in Southern California will be eligible for free two-day home delivery, and later this year, customers will be able to pick up their U.S. NordstromRack.com and HauteLook.com orders at their nearest Nordstrom and Nordstrom Local.