Dollar General names Vasos as COO; former Duane Reade exec joins team

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General on Monday named Todd Vasos as COO with responsibility for store operations, merchandising and supply chain. The company also said David D'Arezzo has joined the chain as executive VP and chief merchandising officer.

Vasos most recently was Dollar General’s VP and chief merchandising officer. Since joining the chain in 2008, he has implemented numerous merchandising initiatives key to Dollar General's growth, the company stated. He served previously as executive VP and COO at Longs Drugs (the California-based drug store was chain acquired by CVS in 2008).

D'Arezzo brings more than 30 years of retail and consumer product company experience across merchandising and operations. Most recently, D'Arezzo served as executive VP and COO of Grocers Supply and previously served as senior VP and chief merchandising officer for Duane Reade

“The alignment of our organization across store operations, merchandising and supply chain with the promotion of Todd to COO and the addition of David will create an even stronger management team and position us well for future growth,” stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General chairman and CEO. “Dollar General has strong management depth across the organization, which clearly understands our industry, our operations and our people. Now is the perfect time to strengthen that expertise with the addition of David to the team. Having personally experienced the impact he made at Duane Reade, I believe his vision, ability to drive results and deep experience across several industries will provide a unique perspective to Dollar General.”