Dollar General taps Thorpe for soft lines
May 8, 2006,
Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General has appointed James Thorpe to senior vp and general merchandise manager of seasonal, home and apparel. Along with Rita Branham, a Dollar General veteran who was promoted in March to senior vp and gmm of consumables, Thorpe will help develop and direct merchandising strategies for the company.
"Jim comes to us with exceptional skills and experience in an important merchandise area for Dollar General," said Buley. "He has a sound track record of galvanizing his team and raising the performance of key categories. Jim is an excellent addition to the Dollar General team."