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Flur set to exit Family Dollar
April 23rd, 2012
MATTHEWS, N.C. – Dorlisa Flur, vice chair-strategy and chief administrative officer at Family Dollar Stores Inc., is slated to leave the company next week.
Family Dollar said Monday that Flur is leaving the deep discount store chain effective May 2 to pursue other interests.
"Dorlisa has served the company in a variety of leadership roles and has been a valued part of our team," Family Dollar chairman and chief executive officer Howard Levine said in a statement. "Her contributions to Family Dollar's success are greatly appreciated."
Flur joined Family Dollar in 2004 from McKinsey & Co. as senior vice president of strategy and business development. She quickly led a number of major initiatives that have helped transform the retailer, including customer research, expansion of the chain's food offerings and initial format development efforts under the rubric of Concept Renewal. In addition, she was given responsibility for real estate.
In October 2008, Flur was promoted to executive vice president of strategy and marketing, a role that added private brand development to her portfolio of responsibilities. Her increasing involvement in strategic merchandise planning and category management resulted in her being named chief merchandising officer in 2009.
In an interview in late 2011, she described that role as advancing the transformation of Family Dollar's merchandising while keeping it aligned with the retailer's strategic direction, a task that involved integrating merchandising with global sourcing, private label development and marketing strategies.
Flur was named vice chair for strategy and chief administrative officer in September 2011, after the pending retirement of then president and chief operating officer Jim Kelly was announced. At the same time, Mike Bloom, formerly executive vice president of merchandising, supply chain, marketing and advertising at CVS Caremark Corp., was named president and chief operating officer, replacing Kelly.
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