Goodlettsville, TN — Dollar General Corporation has named Gregory A. Sparks as executive vice president – store operations, effective March 19, 2012. He joins Dollar General from Safeway.
Goodlettsville, TN — Dollar General Corporation has named Gregory A. Sparks as executive vice president – store operations, effective March 19, 2012. He will report to Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling. Sparks will assume all responsibilities for the operations of more than 9,900 retail stores in 38 states. In addition, Sparks will serve on the company’s real estate and store development committee.
Sparks most recently served as division president, Seattle division, for Safeway, a role he had held since 2001. Sparks has 36 years of retail experience including a 34-year career with Safeway where he held roles of increasing responsibility including merchandising manager, category manager, divisional director of merchandising, grocery and general merchandise and divisional vice president of marketing.
“Greg is a proven leader with a breadth of retail experience across both operations and merchandising. Given that I have known Greg for 20 years and have had the opportunity to follow his career during this time, I believe Greg will be a great addition to Dollar General and help take our business to new levels of success,” says Dreiling.
With 9,937 stores in 38 states as of February 3, 2012, Dollar General has more locations than any other discount retailer in America. For more information, visit www.dollargeneral.com.