Dollar General Names Shaffer CEO

Dollar General has appointed Donald S. Shaffer, a former Sears Roebuck senior executive with over 30 years of retail experience, as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is replacing Bob Carpenter who is retiring. Shaffer served with Sears and its affiliate companies in several capacities inluding serving as President /CEO of Sears Canada and Chairman/CEO of Western Auto Supply Company. After his career at Sears Roebuck, Shaffer lead a turnaround at Heilig-Meyers, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and then President and CEO.