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Duncan Mac Naughton to lead Family Dollar chain

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has tapped former Walmart executive Duncan Mac Naughton to serve as president and chief operating officer of its Family Dollar chain.

Mac Naughton succeeds and will report to Gary Philbin, who has been promoted to a new role as enterprise president of Dollar Tree.

Mac Naughton most recently served as chief executive officer of Mills Fleet Farm. Before that he held numerous leadership roles at Walmart, culminating with his role as chief merchandising and marketing officer of the Walmart U.S. division from 2011 to 2014. Mac Naughton joined Walmart in 2010; prior to that he served as executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for Supervalu Inc., including heading the health and wellness business.

“I look forward to working with Duncan as we continue to develop the Family Dollar banner to its highest level of productivity,” Dollar Tree chief executive officer Bob Sasser said. “Just as we have done at Dollar Tree, our goal is to serve the Family Dollar customer with terrific merchandise values in stores that offer a bright, fun and friendly shopping environment. Duncan brings a tremendous amount of experience, retail acumen and energy to our Family Dollar brand and to the entire Dollar Tree ­organization.”

In his new role as enterprise president of Dollar Tree, meanwhile, Philbin’s responsibilities will include store operations, merchandising, marketing and real estate across all of the company’s banners, including Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. Philbin, who most recently served as president and chief operating officer at Family Dollar, will continue to report to Sasser.

Philbin has spent more than 15 years at Dollar Tree, holding a variety of leadership posts. In his most recent post he oversaw the development of strategic initiatives and the successful achievement of budgetary, synergy and transition goals following Dollar Tree’s acquisition of Family Dollar in July 2015. From 2007 to 2015, prior to the acquisition of Family Dollar, he served as president and COO for the Dollar Tree banner.

“I am extremely pleased to have Gary assume this important role,” Sasser said.


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