Why is Nordstrom Making Money?

America will soon no longer be a middle class nation which is good for Nordstrom. There are more Americans with the money to shop at Nordstrom than ever before.

Bizarrely Nordstrom is a deep discounter, it just is not as public about it as TJX (NYSE: TJX) which operates TJ Maxx. Unlike TJX; which brazenly runs its stores like a giant bargain basement, Nordstrom is a quiet discounter.

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Can Barnes & Noble be saved??

Nordstrom has demonstrated that retailers like Barnes & Noble might have more value than many people think. Unfortunately, that value is not presently being exploited in any sort of meaningful way. Barnes & Noble is doomed without an acquisition or a radical change in business plan.

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