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Dollar General Appoints Two Executives

November 5, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

Goodlettsville, TN — Dollar General Corp. has promoted Todd Vasos to COO and David D’Arezzo has been appointed to the positions of executive vice-president and CMO.

In his new role, Vasos will be responsible for store operations, merchandising and supply chain. He joined the company in 2008 and has implemented innovative merchandising initiatives that led to growth, the company reports. The company tells Candy & Snack TODAY that Vasos instilled a disciplined category management process, rationalized and significantly enhanced the Dollar General private brand portfolio, expanded offerings in consumables and improved product quality and relevance across non-consumables.

Vasos has more than 25 years of experience across retail segments, previously serving as executive vice-president and COO for Long’s Drug, a California-based pharmacy chain acquired by CVS Corp. in 2008. Prior to that he worked as senior vice-president and CMO at Long’s and held leadership positions at Eckerd Drug and Phar-Mor Food and Drug, Dollar General reports.

Filling Vasos previous position, D’Arezzo will now be responsible for positioning Dollar General as “Today’s Neighborhood General Store,” the company reports. He will develop the overall merchandising strategy and lead the teams responsible for merchandising, marketing, in-store experience and pricing.

He has worked as executive vice-president and COO for Grocery Supply Co., Inc. and senior vice-president and CMO for Duane Reade Inc.

Rick Dreiling, Dollar General chairman and CEO, says: “Having personally experienced the impact he (D’Arezzo) made at Duane Reade, I believe his vision, ability to drive results and deep experience across several industries will provide a unique perspective to Dollar General.”

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