Dollar General appoints Jason Reiser as EVP and chief merchandising officer

Dollar General appoints Jason Reiser as EVP and chief merchandising officer

 

Reiser brings over 30 years of retail experience to Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today (June 22, 2017) announced that Jason Reiser will join the Company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective, July 12. Reiser replaces Jim Thorpe who recently retired. Reiser brings more than 30 years of experience in retail management, private brand sourcing, regulatory affairs as well as being a trained pharmacist.

“Jason is an innovative merchant who has a broad range of experience in discount retail and a track record of leadership excellence,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “I believe Jason’s deep understanding of our customer and small-box retail, coupled with his proven ability to drive results, will strengthen our leadership team as we strive to capture future growth opportunities.”

Reiser most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Vitamin Shoppe where he had responsibility for merchandising, operations and supply chain. Prior to that, he served as the chief merchandising officer at Family Dollar from 2013 to 2016. Reiser started his retail career as a pharmacy manager for Walmart. From there, he rose through the ranks to positions of increasing responsibility. He served as vice president, merchandising, health and family care for Sam’s Club from 2010 to 2013

Reiser earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Contact(s):

Investor Contact:
Mary Winn Pilkington
615-855-5536

Media Contacts:

Dan MacDonald
615-855-5209

Crystal Ghassemi
615-855-5210

Source: Dollar General Corporation

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hhgregg announces the appointment of Aaron Trahan as Chief Merchandising Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, 2017-Jan-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) today (January 3, 2017) announced that Aaron Trahan has been appointed Chief Merchandising Officer.

Mr. Trahan has over 14 years of retail merchandising experience, including 10 years in a merchandising leadership role. Prior to joining hhgregg, Mr. Trahan served as Vice President of Merchandising at Conn’s Home Plus, where he was responsible for providing strong direction for process improvement, assortment optimization and profit maximization for their major appliance, consumer electronics and furniture and mattress categories. Prior to that, he held the roles of Senior Director and Director of Merchandising, Senior Buyer of Consumer Electronics and Buyer of Home Office and Appliance categories.

“As we shift our focus to expanding our furniture business in 2017, Aaron’s unique background and expertise will be a huge asset in helping to drive the future growth and success of hhgregg,” said Robert Riesbeck, President and CEO of hhgregg. “We are excited to add Aaron’s leadership in appliances, electronics and furniture merchandising to our executive team and look forward to the contributions he is sure to make.”

About hhgregg

hhgregg is an appliance, electronics and furniture retailer that is committed to providing customers with a truly differentiated purchase experience through superior customer service, knowledgeable sales associates and the highest quality product selections. Founded in 1955, hhgregg is a multi-regional retailer currently with 220 stores in 19 states that also offers market-leading global and local brands at value prices nationwide via hhgregg.com.

Contact:
Lance Peterson
VP, Finance and Planning
(317) 848-8710
investorrelations@hhgregg.com

Chantal Kowalski
Communications Manager
(317) 561-7022
Chantal.Kowalski@hhgregg.com

Source: hhgregg

Sobeys Inc. announces the appointment of Lyne Castonguay as Chief Merchandising Officer

STELLARTON, NS, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ms. Castonguay will oversee all aspects of Sobeys go-to-market strategy, with responsibility for category management, marketing, data insights, research, procurement, private label and merchandising as well as the company’s digital strategy.

For the past 14 years Ms. Castonguay has held progressively senior positions with The Home Depot both in Canada and, for the past 12 years, the United States, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Home Services. Prior to The Home Depot Ms. Castonguay worked for General Electric in Canada where she held numerous roles including General Manager for the Canadian lighting business. She has experience in both retailing and manufacturing in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

“Lyne is a passionate and successful retailer who brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record for growing the businesses she has led,” said Marc Poulin, President & CEO, Sobeys Inc. “I am delighted she is returning to Canada to take on this extremely important role for our organization.”

“Lyne is a passionate and successful retailer who brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record for growing the businesses she has led,” said Marc Poulin, President & CEO, Sobeys Inc. “I am delighted she is returning to Canada to take on this extremely important role for our organization.”

Ms. Castonguay will be based at Sobeys office in Mississauga, ON.

About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians since 1907. A whollyowned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys, its franchisees and affiliates employ more than 125,000 people. The company’s purpose is to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Walker
Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Sobeys Inc.
(905) 238-7124 ext. 6711

Source: Sobeys