Nordstrom, Inc. reported sales during April slid 0.6% to $600 million from $604 million a year ago. Same-store sales decreased 3.%. First quarter sales of $1.88 billion decreased 3.8% to $1.95 billion and fell 6.5% on a same-store basis.

Nordstrom said the monthly same-store sales results in April 2008 were positively impacted by the timing shift of the Easter holiday from April to March. The company's stores were open an additional day in April 2008 when compared to April 2007.