Philbin At Helm Of Dollar Tree; Mac Naughton Leads Family Dollar


Chesapeake, VA — Gary Philbin has been promoted to enterprise president of Dollar Tree, Inc., responsible for store operations, merchandising, marketing and real estate across all banners including Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. He continues to report to Bob Sasser, CEO of Dollar Tree.

Philbin has been at the company more than 15 years, most recently serving as president and COO of Family Dollar, where he oversaw development of strategic initiatives and the budgetary, synergy and transition goals following Dollar Tree’s acquisition of Family Dollar in July 2015. Prior to the acquisition, he served as president, COO for the Dollar Tree banner. He began his career with Dollar Tree in 2001 as senior vice-president of stores.

“Gary has played an integral role in our growth, success and sector-leading profitability,” says Sasser. “With his experience at Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada and most recently his outstanding leadership as president of Family Dollar, Gary is uniquely positioned to contribute to our continued success in his new role as Enterprise President.”

The company also named Duncan Mac Naughton president and COO of Family Dollar. He reports to Philbin. Mac Naughton has more than 30 years of experience in the food, grocery, mass merchant and specialty retail industries. He most recently served as CEO of Mills Fleet Farm and has held leadership roles at Walmart Stores, Inc., including chief merchandising and marketing officer of Walmart U.S., executive vice-president of consumables health and wellness at from 2010 to 2011, and CMO of Walmart Canada from 2009 to 2010.

Duncan is an accomplished retail leader and will be instrumental in continuing to develop and improve the Family Dollar banner through an intense focus on the customer,” says Philbin. 

Sasser adds: “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. With his extensive leadership experience in the discount retail industry, Duncan can immediately make important contributions to our organization. There are exciting opportunities ahead for the Family Dollar banner under Duncan’s leadership.”

Dollar Tree operates 14,284 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces under the Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada brands.