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Family Dollar names new merchandising exec


Jeffrey Thomas was elevated to the role of SVP of merchandise operations at Family Dollar as the retailer looks to reignite sales under the leadership of chief merchandising officer Jason Reiser.

Thomas previously served as vp of merchant services and fill a position previously held by Scott Zucker who left the company. Thomas will report to Jason Reiser, Family Dollar’s EVP and chief merchandising officer.

“For more than 54 years, our merchandise operations team has focused on providing the items our customers want and need at great everyday prices,” Reiser said. “Jeff’s supply chain, logistics and replenishment experience along with his proven leadership skills will ensure that we continue to bring value and convenience to customers at each of our more than 8,100 stores across the country.”

Thomas joined Family Dollar in 2003 as a director of vendor performance with responsibility for item data integrity and vendor relationships. Between 2005 and 2013 he assumed greater roles with increased responsibilities and was named vp of merchant services. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee.

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