Nordstrom (JWN) - Get Report shares rose Thursday alongside the broader market amid news the U.S. and China had scheduled trade talks for next month.

The shares were up 5.3% to $31.08. 

The Seattle retailer, which is among a group of U.S. department stores considered vulnerable in a trade war, also announced the expansion of its Nordstrom Local service hubs in New York City. The hubs offer services such as online order pickup, returns and alterations. 

"Nordstrom Local is a convenient service hub located in neighborhoods where Nordstrom customers live and work," the company said in a statement. "These neighborhood service hubs offer customers the opportunity to access more Nordstrom products and services in a location convenient to them."

A Nordstrom spokeswoman said that when its West Village location opens on Sept. 27, the company will have five Nordstrom Locals: three in Los Angeles and two in New York City. The first Nordstrom Local opened on Melrose in Los Angeles in fall 2017.

Shea Jensen, senior vice president of customer experience, said customers who visit a Nordstrom Local spend 2 1/2 times more and account for 30% of online order pickup in Los Angeles.