Nordstrom Co-President Blake Nordstrom Lifeless At 58

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Nordstrom, who led the upscale division retailer chain Nordstrom as co-president along with his brothers Erik and Peter, has died. He was 58.

The Seattle-based firm didn’t disclose the reason for demise, saying Nordstrom handed away unexpectedly early Wednesday. Final month, Nordstrom mentioned that he had been recognized with lymphoma, however that his most cancers was treatable.

Nordstrom Inc. mentioned in a press release that its government management will proceed below Erik and Peter Nordstrom. The corporate is publicly traded, however members of the family nonetheless personal about 30 % of its shares. The household group had hoped to take the corporate non-public final 12 months, however a particular committee for its board rejected the supply as too low.

Blake Nordstrom had labored on the chain for greater than 40 years. He was the great-grandson of firm founder John W. Nordstrom, a Swedish immigrant who opened a Seattle shoe retailer in 1901 that ultimately grew to become a nationwide division retailer chain.

“Everybody who labored with Blake knew of his ardour and deep dedication to staff, prospects and the communities we serve,” mentioned Nordstrom Inc. Chairman Brad Smith mentioned.