Two senior Dollar General Corp. executives will leave the company next week as part of a reorganization plan that adds a new title to the business card of President David Beré.
Beryl Buley, the Goodlettsville-based retailer's chief of merchandising, marketing and supply chain, and Wayne Gibson, the senior VP overseeing its Dollar General Market concept, will put in their last day April 15.
The merchandising group will report directly to CEO Rick Dreiling during the search for a successor. The Dollar General Market concept – which offers more grocery items in a larger store format – will come under the purview of Kathleen Guion, division president of store operations and store development.
As part of the executive shuffle, Beré, whose previous titles were president and COO, will now be president and chief strategy officer, the latter being a newly created role.
"Dave has proven his value to the Dollar General team, and I look forward to continuing to partner with him to drive our business forward," Dreiling said.
Since coming on board early this year, Dreiling has been overhauling the operations of Dollar General, which was bought last year by an investment group that included Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Goldman Sachs, Citi Private Equity and others. The company has trimmed inventories and emphasized what Dreiling last month called "a more strategic approach to growth."