The Nordstrom Departmental Store
Basically, retail trade entails the merchandise or sale of goods to the final consumer. The retailer may either be involved in buying goods directly from the manufacturer or through the wholesaler depending on the size of the enterprise. In this case, there exists various categories of retailers which include; supermarkets, discount stores, departmental stores, and general merchandise stores among others. Precisely, the Nordstrom is categorized as a departmental store due to its nature of operations. Initially, it started as a shoe retailer and expanded its operation to offer a number of products including clothing, jewelry, handbags, cosmetics, and home furnishing among others (Warren, 1999).