Dollar General Names Taylor Chief Merchandising Officer

Dollar General has named Emily Taylor evp/chief merchandising officer amid several executive changes.

In addition to Taylor’s appointment, the company said that Tracey Herrmann will now serve as svp/channel innovation after having been svp/store operations. Kal Patel, formerly a vice president and division manager, will become svp/store operations.

Dollar General also said that Jason Reiser has left the company. Dollar General appointed Reiser evp/chief merchandising officer in 2017. The company offered no explanation for the departure.

Taylor was svp/channel innovation and brings more than two decades of leadership and expertise to her new role. Taylor joined Dollar General in 1998 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in investor relations, financial planning and analysis, merchandise planning, pricing and merchandising operations. In her role, she will oversee strategy and execution of the company’s merchandising, marketing, global sourcing, merchandise operations and in-store experience efforts

“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 COO. “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.”