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MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Family Dollar Stores Inc. appointed Trey Johnson to the newly created position of senior vice president – food. Johnson will report to Dorlisa Flur, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at the Matthews, N.C.-based retailer, which operates more than 7,000 dollar stores in 44 states.
"Creating an appealing mix of fun and functional merchandise is critical to our mission of being a more compelling place to shop," Flur said. "Through Trey's extensive grocery experience, leadership and strategic vision, we intend to further enhance our food business, drive trips and increase customer loyalty in an effort to grow our overall market share."
Johnson comes to Family Dollar from Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings, where he developed a limited-assortment food concept for Kmart. He also guided the development of Walmart's Marketside format as its chief merchandising officer. His grocery experience additionally includes vice president and senior vice president positions with SuperValu, Albertsons and American Food Stores.