Dreiling Brings Range of Expertise to Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. The high-speed race of dollar-store expansion has stalled somewhat, but Dollar General, based here, has found what it hopes will be a fresh spark plug for its engine. Richard Dreiling, a longtime Safeway veteran who in the last few years launched turnarounds at Longs Drug Stores Corp. in California and the Duane Reade drug store chain in New York, has been asked to do the same

Name: RICHARD DREILING

Title: Chief executive officer, Dollar General

Biggest challenge: Executing a turnaround on a widespread scale.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The high-speed race of dollar-store expansion has stalled somewhat, but Dollar General, based here, has found what it hopes will be a fresh spark plug for its engine.

Richard Dreiling, a longtime Safeway veteran who in the last few years launched turnarounds at Longs Dru

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