Nordstrom to announce expansion plans for Canada
A Nordstrom Rack store at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 2012. (AP / Damian Dovarganes)
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:16AM EDT
U.S.-based luxury retailer Nordstrom is indeed coming to Canada, and will make a formal announcement later this week.
Nordstrom Inc. president Blake Nordstrom is set to announce “store plans for Canada,” according to a news release, at a press conference scheduled for Thursday morning at Toronto’s Ritz Carlton Hotel.
In July, reports surfaced that the company was looking at locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.
Nordstrom is only the latest U.S. retailer to move north of the border. Budget retailer Target is set to open 125 locations in Canada next spring, while J. Crew recently opened its first Canadian store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Department store Bloomingdale’s is also reportedly in talks with Hudson’s Bay Co. to expand into Canada.