Additional reusable shopping tote to hit stores March 15SEATTLE, March 14, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc.
(NYSE: JWN) announced that it will introduce new environmentally friendly
packaging options for customers throughout 2008. Fully recyclable shopping
bags and gift boxes and a reusable shopping tote will be available to
customers as the year progresses.
The company's paper shopping bags will evolve to be 100 percent
recyclable. Currently, the bags' propylene handles are not recyclable but new
bags in the works will have sturdy cotton handles which are recyclable. The
retailer will gradually roll out the new, recyclable bags from April through
September as its supply of existing bags runs out.
Additionally, Nordstrom will transition to fully recyclable gift boxes.
During the holiday season, the company will introduce new gift boxes that are 100 percent recyclable and made of paper stock that is 30 percent post-consumer waste. The
silver foil on the current gift boxes will be converted to a matte silver ink,
making them fully recyclable. Boxes will transition during October and
November as the supply of existing boxes runs out.
Finally, on March 15, Nordstrom will offer reusable shopping totes in its
West Coast stores initially. The totes, which feature a cityscape illustration
by famed artist Ruben Toledo, zip into a small rectangle case (6 inches x 7
inches x 1 inch) for easy storage, and will be available in Accessories
departments for $21.95. Nordstrom plans to offer the metallic brushed linen
totes with attached case at its stores across the country throughout the year.
"We know our customers care about the environment and this is an effort to
serve them better and reduce our impact," said Erik Nordstrom, president of
stores for Nordstrom. "We will continue to look for ways we can be a better
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty
retailers, with 157 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe
store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 103 full-line stores, 50 Nordstrom
Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves
customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through
its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol
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