Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Karen McKibbin named as President of Nordstrom Canada
Karen McKibbin named as President of Nordstrom Canada
15
Sep '12
Nordstrom Inc. announced it named veteran Nordstrom leader Karen McKibbin president of Nordstrom Canada. Nordstrom also announced its entry into the Canadian market with plans to begin serving customers with its first full-line stores in fall 2014.

Nordstrom plans to open stores in Cadillac Fairview premier shopping centres located in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. Ms. McKibbin has 27-year tenure with Nordstrom in a wide variety of leadership roles from merchandising to regional management, most recently serving as Vice President and Regional Manager of Northern California and Hawaii.

Ms. McKibbin began her career with the company in 1985 as a stockperson. Over the years, her assignments included salesperson, department manager, buyer and store manager.

She was initially named vice president in 1999 when she took on the role of Los Angeles Regional Manager. Since then, she has led three additional regions – the Northeast region where she pioneered the company's entry into the competitive Boston market; the South region where she supported the company's fastest growing region; and Northern California and Hawaii, where she had the company's strongest comparable sales growth in California.

"Karen has had proven success in every assignment she's ever had and made us a better company," said Erik Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Stores. "Her innate understanding of our culture and her dedication to offering our customers a superior experience made her the easy choice for our entry into Canada."

"I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from an ever-changing customer base, and to be part of leadership teams that have produced sustained growth," said Karen McKibbin.

"I am thrilled to be moving to Canada to support a new generation of Nordstrom employees, nearly all of whom will be Canadian. I am also excited to work to offer terrific service to customers and to listen and learn from Canadians about how Nordstrom can serve them best."

Ms. McKibbin will live in Seattle for the next year and then move to Toronto with her husband in anticipation of the first Nordstrom store opening in Calgary in two years.

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers.

Nordstrom Inc

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Bangladesh apparel sector has 95% local investors: BGMEA

Over 95 per cent of the total investors in the Bangladesh apparel...

Textiles | On 18th Feb 2017

Smriti Irani resolves cutting of carpets issue at ports

During a meeting held with stake holders of the carpet weaving...

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh inks MoUs to set up 12 apparel units

At the recent CII Partnership Summit held in Hyderabad, memorandum of ...

Interviews View All

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search