Fast-growing Dollar General hires three new VPs

Dollar General has employed three new vice presidents.

Dollar General, which final week revealed plans to open more than 1,000 stores next year, has employed three new vice presidents, the discounter introduced this week.

New leaders on the Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based retailer are:

Divisional Vice President of Store Operations Ariel dela Cruz has greater than 20 years of expertise, together with steady enchancment and P&L administration. In the new function, he’ll work on employee-focused initiatives throughout the corporate’s retailer operations community.

VP of Construction Tim Jagneaux will lead discipline development groups as they construct new shops and work on relocations and remodels. He has greater than twenty years of expertise throughout a number of development industries, the corporate stated.

Vice President of Digital Engagement Megan Kokoska will work to construct buyer relationships on-line. Kokoska has greater than 20 years of digital advertising and communications expertise, together with management of digital buyer engagement, digital promoting, e-commerce, content material advertising, digital product administration, consumer expertise and built-in advertising campaigns.

Last week, Dollar General reported greater than 12% development in its meals and beverage gross sales 12 months over 12 months, outpacing its total same-store gross sales development of 6.8%.

Dollar General now sells contemporary produce in additional than 3,000 shops and plans so as to add fruit and greens to roughly 2,000 areas subsequent 12 months, the retailer stated.

During the third quarter, Dollar General added greater than 17,000 cooler doorways throughout its retailer base, and the retailer is on observe to put in a complete of greater than 65,000 cooler doorways in 2022.

Dollar General opened 268 new shops through the third quarter, with plans to open a complete of 1,025 for the 12 months. In 2023, the retailer stated it plans to undertake 3,170 actual property tasks within the U.S., together with greater than 1,000 new shops, 2,000 remodels and 120 areas.

The retailer ended the third quarter with 18,818 whole shops in 47 states.

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