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Dollar General tabs Reiser as chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as its next executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, Reiser will join the dollar store chain July 12. Reiser will replace Jim Thorpe, who recently retired from Dollar General, which operates some

Jason Reiser to join Dollar General as chief merchant

Jason Reiser to join Dollar General as chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Plans call for Reiser, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, to join Dollar General on July 12. He will replace Jim Thorpe, who recently retired from Dollar General, which operates some

Dollar General debuts DGX small-format store

Dollar General debuts DGX small-format store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has wrapped up a weeklong grand opening celebration at its DGX small-format store in Nashville, Tenn. Near the Vanderbilt University campus, the new DGX store offered customers exclusive discounts, product samples and other surprises, including goodie bags, for the event. With a sales floor of about 3,400 square feet,

Dollar General marks opening of 13,000th store

Dollar General marks opening of 13,000th store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has opened its 13,000th store, located in Birmingham, Ala. The deep discount chain held a grand opening event for the store, situated at 4132 Jefferson Avenue Southwest in Birmingham, on Saturday. Free $10 gift cards were given to the first 200 customers, and Dollar General also offered goodie bags

Dollar General acquires Walmart Express stores

Dollar General acquires Walmart Express stores

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has purchased 41 former Walmart Express locations in 11 states. Dollar General said Wednesday that it expects to relocate 40 Dollar General stores into the acquired sites by October, and the deep discount retailer will also enter one new market through the deal. Financial terms of the transaction were

Dollar General set to ramp up expansion

Dollar General set to ramp up expansion

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Over the next two years, Dollar General Corp. plans to open nearly 2,000 new stores. The deep discount chain said late Wednesday that about 900 new stores and 875 relocations/remodels are slated for the current 2016 fiscal year. That will be followed up by approximately 1,000 new stores and 900 relocations/remodels in

Thorpe rejoins Dollar General as top merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced that James Thorpe has rejoined the company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Thorpe had retired from the company in 2012 after serving for six years as senior vice president and general merchandising manager. “Jim is an accomplished merchant who has a strong understanding of our

Exec returns to Dollar General as chief merchant

Exec returns to Dollar General as chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — James Thorpe has rejoined Dollar General Corp. as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. The dollar store chain said Friday that Thorpe succeeds David D’Arezzo, who left the company on Aug. 6. Thorpe had retired from Dollar General in 2012 after serving as senior vice president and general merchandising manager for

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