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Management Shift at Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, NC - Family Dollar has hired drugstore executive Michael Bloom as president and chief operating officer and promoted chief merchant Dorlisa Flur to the position of vice chair, strategy and chief administrative officer.
     They succeed James Kelly, who is retiring as president and coo after 15 years with the company. Bloom and Flur report to Howard Levine, chairman and ceo.
     Bloom was most recently evp of merchandising, supply chain, marketing and advertising for CVS Caremark, a firm with which he has spent 20 year. Prior to that, he spent a decade as a manager/executive with the Virginia-based People's Drug Stores and the Florida division of Toronto-based Shopper's Drug Mart.
     Flur joined Family Dollar in 2004 as svp for strategy and business development and has been promoted twice since. Prior to that, she was a principal with global management firm McKinsey & Company.
     The new structure "reflects the result of several years of thoughtful discussion and planning as we prepared for Jim's retirement," said Levine. "We are pursuing an ambitious growth agenda to expand our market share and drive greater financial returns."
     Although Kelly is stepping down from day-to-day operations, he will serve as vice chair for six months, assisting Bloom and Flur through the transition.

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