In fiscal 2011, Nordstrom’s comp increased 8.1%, and year-to-date comps through June 2011 rose7%. We note the comp metric reflects strength at Nordstrom full-line stores, where the year-to-date comp was +8.1%, versus the +2.8 at Rack locations. . We cannot deny that NEXT Plc. is just more than a firm which sells clothes. NEXT Plc. is clearly one of the few companies in the world that works harder to build genuine relationships with their customers. Customer loyalty is NEXT’s strongest competitive advantage. Customer loyalty is NEXT’s strongest competitive advantage. (John Struat Mill, 2011)The ability to offer a package of wholesale and retail financial services is a significant competitive advantage. NEXT Plc. employs just in time inventory system to improve the manufacturing process and this also helps to reduce the costs. One of NEXT Plc. weaknesses is it customer base. The baby boomers that have the disposable income are beginning to age and with a weak economy could cause people to defer from purchasing a nice to have item such as luxury clothing. With economist predicting a recession for 2011, there is the possibility that this will cause dealerships to maintain a larger inventory of high priced clothing which will drop the prices of 2008 models as the company brings out the 2011 clothing line. Another weakness is the percentage of the female market that NEXT Plc has been able to capture as the number of female buyers increase.
在2011财年，诺德斯特龙的公司增加了8.1%，今年迄今为止是六月和2011 rose7 %。我们注意到在Nordstrom COMP度量反映全店的实力，在今年迄今为止COMP + 8.1% + 2.8，与机架位置。我们不能否认下PLC。仅仅是一家卖衣服。下一个PLC。显然是其中的几家公司在世界上，努力与他们的客户建立真正的关系。顾客忠诚是下一个最强的竞争优势。顾客忠诚是下一个最强的竞争优势。（约翰struat轧机，2011）以提供批发和零售金融服务的能力是一个重要的竞争优势。下一个PLC。采用即时库存系统，完善的制造工艺，这也有助于降低成本。一个PLC。弱点是它的客户基础。婴儿潮时期出生的人，有可支配收入开始的年龄和疲软的经济可能会导致人们推迟购买一个很不错的项目如高档服装。有经济学家预测经济衰退2011，这是这将导致经销商保持较大的库存高价格的衣服将下降2008型号的价格，为公司带来了2011的服装生产线的可能性。另一个缺点是女性市场的比例下的PLC已经能够捕捉到的一些女性购房者增加。