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Chico’s names new CFO

BY Marianne Wilson

Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS announced that it has appointed Todd E. Vogensen as senior VP, CFO, replacing Pamela Knous, who has left the organization to pursue other interests.

Prior to his appointment as CFO, Vogensen had been the Chico’s senior VP finance. He has served Chico’s in numerous roles over the past five years. Previously, Vogensen held multiple positions of increasing scope and responsibility with Michaels Stores.

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Schnuck Markets names CIO

BY Marianne Wilson

St. Louis — Schnuck Markets announced that Robert Hardester has been appointed the company’s new CIO. Hardester succeeds Mark Zimmerman, who recently announced that he would be leaving the company.

Hardester most recently served as a VP corporate systems at Express Scripts, where he was responsible for application development. He previously held the position of CIO at Furniture Brands International and at General Electric.

The Schnucks executive team is interested in moving forward in ways that appeal to the individual customer rather than to the masses,” Hardester said. “That requires more analytics and more emphasis on consumer trends. Maintaining a secure IT environment is a top priority in today’s retail world, but Schnucks is a company that wants to do more with IT — leveraging segmentation, merchandising, mobile apps, social networking and using what is learned to help deliver positive and exciting in-store experiences.”

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Micros, Elavon partner on integrated payment solution

BY Dan Berthiaume

Columbia, Md. – Micros Systems Inc. and global payments provider Elavon have integrated their respective gateway and security products to deliver encryption and tokenization for the food and beverage industry, facilitating a secure environment throughout the payment transaction cycle. Integration has been provided for the Micros Payment Gateway and Elavon’s Fusebox gateway solution.

Benefits of the integration include streamlined PCI compliance, as well as consolidation of multiple interfaces and certifications for electronic payment processing.

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