November 17, 2008,
Dollar General Names Top Merchant
Discount general merchandiser Dollar General has recruited Todd Vasos as division president and chief merchandising officer for its 8,300 stores. Starting Dec. 1, he will oversee merchandising, marketing and global sourcing, and will report to ceo Rick Dreiling. Vasos was most recently evp and coo at Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Longs Drugs, where he had been promoted from a seven-year stint as svp and cmo. He previously worked at Eckerd Drug Corp. and Phar-Mor Food and Drug. Dollar General is No. 36 on the HTT Top 50 Retailing Giants, with 2007 home textiles sales of $120 million.
Exec Yulinsky Exits Sears Holdings
Yulinsky took on the post in October 2005, joining the company formed by financier (now chairman) Edward Lampert's merger of Sears and Kmart. He had previously been a leader of the financial institutions practice at McKinsey and Co.