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Dollar General Seeks Home GMM

Dollar General has placed its merchandising functions under two general merchandise managers who will report to Beryl Buley, division president of merchandising, marketing and supply chain. Rita Branham has been named senior vp, gmm of consumables.

A search is underway for a second senior vp, gmm for the apparel, home and seasonal categories. Rick McNeely, vp/dmm of seasonal, and two additional dmms, to be named, will report to Buley in the interim.

Branham, a 24-year veteran at Dollar, has been a leader on the merchandising team for most of her tenure. Two divisional merchandising managers will report to Branham, including John Cosma, another Dollar General veteran, who has been promoted to vp /dmm of food and perishables. A second dmm, overseeing non-food consumables, will be named at a later date.

The company also appointed Tim Money vp of forecasting and inventory planning, Branham's former position. Money previously served as the director of retail planning and allocation/merchandise presentation at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

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