Family Dollar Stores, Inc. has named Scott Zucker to the newly created position of senior vp/merchandise operations, the retailer announced. He will drive the strategy and execution of merchandise initiatives, category management, merchandise planning and replenishment, it stated.
Zucker will report to Michael Bloom, president and COO.
Zucker joined Family Dollar in 2006 as divisional vp/pricing. In 2007, the company promoted him to vp/merchandise operations, and most recently, vp/IT solutions.
“Meeting the needs of our customers and team members is critical to our mission of being a compelling place to shop and work,” Bloom said in a statement on the move. “This new alignment will allow for improved execution, simplified operational processes, inventory optimization and faster strategic decision-making. Scott brings a wealth of leadership and experience in merchandising, supply chain planning and information technology, all of which will provide tremendous support of our long-term strategic goals.”