Emily Taylor Promoted to EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer at Dollar General

Lisa Johnston
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Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor has been elevated to executive VP and chief merchandising officer at Dollar General Corporation.  

Previously senior VP of channel innovation, a role she took on last year, Taylor replaces Jason Reiser, who has departed the company.

Taylor will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the company's merchandising, marketing, global sourcing, merchandise operations and in-store experience efforts. She joined the No. 16 retailer in 1998.

As part of these changes, Tracey Herrmann will now serve as senior VP of channel innovation, moving from senior VP of store operations. Kal Patel, formerly VP and division manager, has been elevated to senior VP of store operations.

Last month, the discount retailer promoted Kathy Reardon, who has been with the company since 2009, to executive VP and chief people officer. She had been serving as senior VP and chief people officer since March 2019.

“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 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.”

Dollar General operates 16,720 stores in 46 states, and it’s committed to opening up to 1,000 stores in fiscal 2020.