Former Dollar General Executive Will Rejoin the Company
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that James W.
"Jim" Thorpe has rejoined the Company as executive vice president and
chief merchandising officer effective immediately. Thorpe brings 24
years of merchandising experience to the position including more than
six years with Dollar General where he served as senior vice president
and general merchandise manager from May 2006 until his retirement in
"Jim is an accomplished merchant who has a strong understanding of our
core customer and a passion for our business. Given his proven track
record, we are excited for him to return to Dollar General. The addition
of Jim helps strengthen our leadership team so that we can focus on
capturing growth opportunities at an accelerated pace," said Todd Vasos,
Dollar General's chief executive officer.
The Company also announced that David D'Arezzo, executive vice president
and chief merchandising officer, has departed effective August 6, 2015.
"I would like to thank Dave for his contributions to Dollar General over
the last 20 months. I wish him the best in his future endeavors," said
Prior to Dollar General, Thorpe served in various positions of
increasing importance and responsibility with Sears Holdings Corporation
from 1991 to 2006 where his last position was Vice President and General
Merchandise Manager—Hard Home of Sears Home Group. Prior to Sears, he
worked as a marketing program manager for Zenith Data Systems. He began
his career in 1981 at The MAXIMA Corporation, where he held various
project administration and analyst positions. Following his retirement
from Dollar General in July 2012, Thorpe was President of JW Thorpe &
Thorpe holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts -
Dartmouth and an MBA from the University of Illinois - Chicago.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday
prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,198 stores in 43
states as of July 31, 2015, Dollar General is America's largest
small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. In
addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products
from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer,
Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle,
Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more
information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.
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