Borders Names Exec to Bring Paperchase to U.S.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group Inc. has appointed Richard Chilcott senior VP of Paperchase U.S. In this position, Chilcott will be responsible for execution of the Paperchase brand in Borders’ U.S. stores. Paperchase is a 70-store U.K. stationery retailer that Borders acquired last July.
Chilcott joins Borders from Nike’s Cole Haan subsidiary, where he served as VP and general manager, North America.
Wegmans to Establish Pharmacy School
Rochester, N.Y., Robert B. Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets, has donated $5 million to be used for the creation of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. The school is expected to open in 2006.
Jo-Ann Appoints New VP
Hudson, Ohio, Jo-Ann Stores named David Holmberg executive VP, store operations. In this position, he will lead the strategic execution of the company’s transition to its newer superstore format. Holmberg has responsibility for store site selection, construction and visual merchandising, as well as the chain’s financial and operational performance.