REAL ESTATE

Nordstrom Rack to make Delaware debut

BY Staff Writer

New York — Seattle-based Nordstrom plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Christiana Fashion Center in Newark, Del. The approximately 35,000-sq.-ft. store, which is scheduled to open in fall 2015, is the company’s first Rack location in the state.

The single-level, newly built Nordstrom Rack is located at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Route 1, adjacent to Christiana Mall and will be surrounded by a strong tenant mix.

"We have been looking for ways to better serve customers in Delaware and we’re thrilled with the opportunity to open a Nordstrom Rack near our full-line location at the Christiana Mall," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "Many of our best Racks are across the street from our full-line stores and we know our customers like the convenience of shopping both."

"We’re excited to bring many new retailers to the Christiana Fashion Center lineup that will add to the existing Delaware tax-free shopping experience," said James H. Oeste, VP of real estate at Allied Retail Properties, which owns and operates Christiana Fashion Center. "We welcome Nordstrom Rack as being the first of many fine retailers to come."

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OPERATIONS

Sears Holdings names pharmacy exec

BY Michael Johnsen

BOULDER, Colo. — Mark Panzer, president and CEO Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, will be leaving Pharmaca in pursuit of an opportunity at Sears Holding Company, DSN has learned.

Panzer will be in charge of pharmacy operations at Sears Holding and will direct the health and wellness initiatives across K-Mart pharmacy as SVP and president pharmacy.

Dave Maher, a longtime Pharmaca board member and fellow chain drug veteran, will be serving as interim CEO as Pharmaca searches for a new candidate. Maher’s experience includes time as president of American Stores Company and CEO Osco Drug.

Under Panzer’s leadership, Pharmaca had a reputation for implementing cutting-edge strategies across its smaller footprint, including a loyalty card, a mobile app, an in-store Beauty Bar and a robust e-commerce offering.

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H-E-B to operate hospital pharmacy

BY Michael Johnsen

ODESSA, Texas — The Ector County Hospital District board of directors on Tuesday approved an outpatient pharmacy agreement with H-E-B that will bring a full-service pharmacy to Medical Center Hospital’s campus sometime this year, according to a report published by Odessa American.

“We hope that it will help our patient care by working with patients on discharge to get their medicines before they leave the hospital and educating them on the drugs,” Tony Ruiz, COO Medical Center Health System, told OA. “So we see a tremendous benefit as far the quality of care that’s delivered.”

The 1,100-sq.-ft. pharmacy is expected to open by fall.

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