Dollar General announces new exec posts
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, November 5, 2013
Goodlettsville, Tenn. - Having nearly doubled its sales since 2007, Dollar General announced a new executive structure, including the hire of a new chief merchant with roots in the consumables area.
Todd Vasos, most recently the executive vp and chief merchandising officer, has been named chief operating officer with responsibility for store operations, merchandising and supply chain.
David D'Arezzo has joined the company as executive vp and chief merchandising officer.
"This new reporting structure will allow us to continue to capture growth opportunities ahead of us and effectively leverage our infrastructure while allowing me to focus more of my attention on overall strategy and long-term growth," said Rick Dreiling, chairman and ceo.
Vasos joined the company in December 2008. He served previously as executive vp and chief operating officer at Longs Drugs, the California-based pharmacy chain acquired by CVS in 2008. Prior to that, he was senior vp and chief merchandising officer at Longs. He also held leadership positions at Eckerd Drug and Phar-Mor Food and Drug.
Arezzo has spent more than 30 years in the retail and consumer product buisnesses. Most recently, he was executive vp and chief operating officer of Grocers Supply and previously served as senior vp and chief merchandising officer for Duane Reade.
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