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Fashion retailer Nordstrom to open stores in Canada
Sep '12
Nordstrom announced plans to start serving customers with its first full-line stores in Canada beginning Fall of 2014. The company is partnering with Cadillac Fairview, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate, to lease four stores at premier shopping centres located in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Nordstrom will be moving into space that will be vacated by Sears and then renovated at Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Calgary's Chinook Centre, Rideau Centre in Ottawa, with a new-construction store opening in Toronto's Sherway Gardens.

"It's exciting to finally have this opportunity to better serve our Canadian customers closer to home and we can't wait to open our doors," said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, Inc.

"Cadillac Fairview has been instrumental in helping us get started in Canada, and we're thrilled to be part of these premier shopping destinations. While we're fortunate to have many loyal Canadian customers who've shopped with us over the years, we recognize we're new here and that we have to earn our customers' business. We look forward to what we will learn and are grateful for the chance to better serve our Canadian customers."

"We are delighted that Nordstrom has found a home in Canada in our shopping centres, and we welcome them to the Canadian market," said John Sullivan, president and CEO, Cadillac Fairview. "Nordstrom is an excellent fit for all four locations; not only will they transform our shopping centres, but enhance the Canadian retail landscape as a whole."

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 234 stores in 31 states, including 117 full-line stores, 113 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, one treasure & bond store and one clearance store.

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