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Family Dollar Names Senior Merchant

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Family Dollar has promoted Scott Zucker to senior vp of merchandise operations, a new position.
     He joined the company in 2006 as divisional vp - pricing. In 2007 he moved up to vp - merchandise operations. Most recently, Zucker was vp of IT solutions. In his new role, he will report to Michael Bloom, president and chief operating officer.
     In his new position, Zucker will oversee the strategy and execution of merchandise initiatives, category management, merchandise planning and replenishment.
     "Meeting the needs of our customers and Team Members is critical to our mission of being a compelling place to shop and work. This new alignment will allow for improved execution, simplified operational processes, inventory optimization and faster strategic decision-making," said Bloom.
     Prior to joining Family Dollar, Zucker was with BearingPoint Consulting, where worked with a number of large retail organizations. He started his retail career with Belk.