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Dreiling joins board at Kellogg

Dreiling joins board at Kellogg

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Former Dollar General Corp. chairman Rick Dreiling has been elected to the Kellogg Co. board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome Rick to our board of directors,” Kellogg chairman and chief executive officer John Bryant said in a statement. “Rick’s tremendous retail experience from his time with Dollar General and

Execs honored with Retailer of the Year awards

Execs honored with Retailer of the Year awards

NEW YORK — Racher Press Inc., the publisher of Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers, presented its 2015 Retailer of the Year awards last evening in New York City. The annual event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channel to a ballroom at the new headquarters of Time

Dreiling to step down as Dollar General chairman

Dreiling to step down as Dollar General chairman

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Rick Dreiling, chairman of Dollar General Corp., is stepping down from the board of directors. The dollar store chain said Thursday that Dreiling is resigning from the board effective Jan. 29. His resignation from the board coincides with his previously announced retirement as senior adviser. Plans call for lead director Mike Calbert

Dollar General names Vasos as new CEO

Dollar General names Vasos as new CEO

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos has been named to succeed Rick Dreiling as chief executive officer of Dollar General Corp. The dollar store chain said Thursday that Vasos, currently chief operating officer, also has been elected to the company’s board. He is slated to take the reins as CEO on June 3. “I am excited and

Dollar Tree wins fight to buy Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C. — The battle for Family Dollar Stores Inc. is over, and the winner is the company with the less generous bid. Family Dollar shareholders on January 22 voted to accept a cash-and-stock offer from Dollar Tree Inc. that valued Family Dollar at $8.7 billion at the time it was accepted. The vote put an

Family Dollar shareholders vote for Dollar Tree

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Signaling an end to an acquisition squabble between dollar store chains, shareholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. have voted in favor of the company’s previously announced merger deal with Dollar Tree Inc. Family Dollar said that in the Thursday morning special meeting of stockholders, 74% of the total outstanding shares and 89%