HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that Mark Panzer will join the company as senior vice president and president, Pharmacy. Mr. Panzer most recently served as president and CEO of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc. In his new role with Sears Holdings, Mr. Panzer will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of the company's Pharmacy business under the Kmart format, both in-store and online.
"Mark's breadth and depth of retail store operations, pharmacy and marketing experience make him an ideal fit to lead the Pharmacy business," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO. "Mark is an executive with proven success in blending wellness with innovative strategies to enhance members' healthy lifestyles supported by leading technology, similar to our Shop Your Way platform."
Prior to Pharmaca, Mr. Panzer held the position of senior executive vice president and chief marketing officer with Rite Aid Corporation from 2005 to 2008. He was named to the role after serving as the senior executive vice president of store operations from 2001 to 2005 with responsibility for both pharmacy and front-end operating results. Mr. Panzer's career includes 17 years with Albertson's, American Stores and Jewel Companies, serving in senior-level management positions in operations, marketing merchandising and real estate.
Mr. Panzer received a Master's of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University – Chicago and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with almost 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually, and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR® "Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.
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