Odak steps down from Wild Oats

Budgar, Laurie
December 2006
Natural Foods Merchandiser;Dec2006, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p7
The article reports that Perry Odak has resigned as chief executive officer of Wild Oats Markets Inc. Sonja Tuitele, spokeswoman for the Wild Oats, disclosed that Odak and the board of directors negotiated for six months before recognizing that it would be best for Odak to resign rather than work until his contract expired in March 2007. She added that the company is in a position to accelerate growth in existing stores and new store development. Chairman Gregory Mays was names interim CEO.


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