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Whole Foods Market names regional presidents

BY Staff Writer

Austin, Texas — Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to executive VPs of operations.

Allshouse fills Meyer’s former role as president of the company’s Mid-Atlantic Region. He moves from his position as president of the South Region.

Gaye takes the South Region president position vacated by Allshouse, moving from his position as the South Region’s VP.

Twyman is now president of Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region. He fills David Lannon’s former role and moves from his position as VP of the Northeast Region.

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CVS/pharmacy launches in-store fundraising campaign for ALS, cystic fibrosis research

BY CSA STAFF

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has launched a new in-store fundraising campaign named Advancing Medical Research, to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and cystic fibrosis (CF). Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS research, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Supporters for the 2012 campaign can donate $1 or $3 dollars at the register in CVS/pharmacy locations and online at www.cvs.com/alscff through June 30.

Treg Charlton, a regional director of real estate for CVS Caremark living with ALS, and Brenda Fox, a CVS/pharmacy store manager and parent of two children living with cystic fibrosis, will serve as campaign co-chairs.

"As a national leader in health care, CVS Caremark works with a number of nonprofit partners that align with our purpose and are focused on helping people on their path to better health. For more than ten years, our in-store campaign supporting the ALS Therapy Alliance has been a tremendous success and we’re excited to expand our efforts to help those living with cystic fibrosis this year," said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. "We want to thank our customers and colleagues for continuing to support this very important annual campaign. Together, we can drive medical research for both of these causes in the hopes of finding a cure for those living with cystic fibrosis and ALS."

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Epicor to acquire assets of Cogita Holdings Ltd.

BY Staff Writer

Dublin, Calif.Epicor Software Corp., announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets and intellectual property of New Zealand-based partner Cogita Holdings Limited. The transaction is anticipated to close by May 31, 2012.

“Cogita and Epicor have a long and successful history of delivering complete, end-to-end solutions and award-winning services to the markets we serve,” said Craig Charlton, senior VP and general manager of Asia Pacific for Epicor. “In Australia and New Zealand, Cogita has emerged as one of the premier providers of enterprise business applications, particularly for the manufacturing sector. We believe that bringing their experienced sales and consulting organization together with the global strength and strong regional presence of Epicor will provide immediate benefit to our mutual customers.”

Cogita has consistently been one of the most successful Epicor channel partners, winning the Epicor “Global Partner of the Year” award as the top revenue producer worldwide the past four years. With the acquisition of these assets, Epicor will now have a direct presence in the New Zealand market and will become one of the largest enterprise software companies in the region. The Cogita operations will join the existing Epicor operations in Australia, bringing the total number of Epicor employees to approximately 100, serving more than 600 customers in the region.

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