The Nordstrom Factor
One advantage Nordstrom has over Target in terms of expansion in the Canadian marketplace, in particular the GTA, according to DIG360 founder and retail consultant David Ian Gray: “They are not as aggressive in the number and speed of store openings as Target was. So they should not have logistics issues,” he says. Nordstrom announced last week they were moving into the Eaton Centre in 2016. There also will be stores in Yorkdale Shopping Centre (2016) and Sherway Gardens (image, 2017). Overall, there are more critical eyes on all of the significant US retail openings in Canada, in large part because of the news attention they have been generating, David adds.