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Taylor named chief merchant at Dollar General

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. on Friday named Emily Taylor executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Taylor succeeds Jason Reiser, who has left the company.

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor

Taylor joined Dollar General in 1998 and most recently served as senior vice president of channel innovation.

“We are confident that Emily’s strategic vision and longstanding leadership with Dollar General will help to drive our continued efforts to innovate, capture growth opportunities and serve our customers and communities,” said Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s Chief Operating Officer. “I would also like to thank Jason for his contributions to advancing Dollar General’s merchandising strategy and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Taylor has held roles of increasing responsibility during her more than two decades at Dollar General, serving in investor relations, financial planning and analysis, merchandise planning, pricing and merchandising operations.  She has served as Dollar General’s senior vice president of channel innovation since 2019.

She has been named as one of Mass Market Retailer’s Most Influential Women in Retail since 2016 and was also named among the magazine’s prestigious “People Who Make A Difference” list in 2018.

In her new position, Taylor will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the Company’s merchandising, marketing, global sourcing, merchandise operations and in-store experience efforts.

Dollar General also named Tracey Herrmann to a new role as senior vice president of channel innovation. She was previously served senior vice president of store operations. Kal Patel, formerly a vice president and division manager, will be promoted to senior vice president of store operations.

 


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