Family Dollar Adds VP Post

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores [3] here said Monday it has named Scott T. Zucker senior vice president, merchandise operations, a new position.

He will be responsible for driving the strategy and execution of merchandise initiatives, category management, merchandise planning and replenishment. Zucker was formerly vice president, IT solutions. He joined Family Dollar in 2006 as divisional vice president, pricing, and a year later was promoted to vice president, merchandise operations.

According to Michael Bloom, president and chief operating officer, "Scott brings a wealth of leadership and experience in merchandising, supply chain planning and information technology, all of which will provide tremendous support for our long-term strategic goals. This new alignment will allow for improved execution, simplified operational processes, inventory organization and faster strategic decision-making."

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Deborah Weinswig, managing director for Citi Research, New York, said Zucker's experience in pricing and merchandise operations "could prove valuable as the company works to better manage the impact of its merchandising initiatives on mix and markdowns."

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