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Store Ops Leadership Changing At Dollar General

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Dollar General Corp. has shared that Steve Sunderland has announced his intention to step down as its EVP of store operations, effective Jan. 19. 

Steve Deckard, EVP of growth and emerging markets, will transition to an expanded role leading store operations across Dollar General retail locations, Mi Súper Dollar General in Mexico, pOpshelf stores and the corporate store operations teams.

In addition, Deckard will continue to lead real estate, asset protection and Dollar General’s well-being strategies.

“We are grateful to Steve (Sunderland) for his many years of dedicated service to our communities, customers and our store employees,” said CEO Todd Vasos.

“His contributions to our store operations for nearly a decade have supported our growth from more than 11,000 stores in 2014 to our nearly 20,000 locations across the U.S. today.”

Deckard, who has been with the company for 18 years, began his Dollar General career as a regional director of stores and has held roles of increasing responsibility in store operations, strategy and financial planning and asset protection, among others. 

As SVP of emerging markets, Deckard led the company’s expansion into Mexico prior to his promotion to EVP, growth and emerging markets in June.

“Since joining Dollar General in 2006 as a leader in our stores, Steve (Deckard) has consistently shown his ability to deliver strong results while remaining focused on our customer,” Vasos said. 

“As we get back to the basics across all functions at DG, we are confident Steve’s proven leadership, deep understanding of our operations, and commitment to our mission position him uniquely to drive our stores’ success today and into the future.”

About Dollar General Corp.

Dollar General is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The company’s 19,726 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the U.S. and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items and seasonal décor from its private labels alongside many recognizable brands.

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