In Seattle yesterday, I walked through the flagship Nordstrom store downtown and drove past a new Amazon Fresh pickup location in Ballard, a neighborhood that is rapidly filling out with mid-rise apartments for tech workers. The Nordstrom’s store felt oh-so-quiet and slow, while the Amazon Fresh pick-up was little more than a drive-through. Guess which company is doing better? The chart shows that over the last five years Nordstrom’s stock value has lost about half its value, while Amazon’s value has gone up four-fold. People just don’t spend time or money like they used to. We’ve become both a sit down (screen oriented) and drive-to nation. The 80’s, Nordstrom’s heyday, feel so far away