Dollar Tree, Inc. Announces the Addition of Alasdair James as Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Supply Chain
Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) today announced that Alasdair James has recently joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Supply Chain.
Mr. James, age 50, has substantive retail executive experience, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer at Pier 1 Imports, after serving as President of Kmart for several years. Mr. James has also served in global retail leadership roles, including Chief Customer Officer Global Brands for Tesco in the United Kingdom, a UK-based groceries and general merchandising retailer with $72 billion in annual revenue, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchant for Tesco China. Other relevant industry experience includes management roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo.
In December 2019, following the consolidation of its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Store Support Centers, the Company merged its Merchandising and Store Operations functions under Enterprise leaders to enhance the alignment of communication, strategies, and initiatives for both of its business segments.
To support the Company’s future growth plans and to ensure depth of capabilities, expertise, and leadership across its broader Merchandising, Sourcing, and Supply Chain divisions, the Company has added this key executive role. Mr. James will be responsible for Merchandising, Global Sourcing, Marketing, Inventory Management, and Logistics, and will report to Michael Witynski, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Richard McNeely, Enterprise Chief Merchandising Officer, and Michael Lech, Chief Logistics Officer, will report to Mr. James.
“I am very pleased to announce that Alasdair James has joined Dollar Tree as EVP, Merchandising and Supply Chain,” stated Mr. Witynski. “Alasdair is a proven retail leader with many years of global consumer goods experience, in the U.S., China, and the United Kingdom. This new position strengthens our executive team in key areas of the business, as we continue to grow as a unified company with two strong brands. We will continue to maintain our customer-centric focus while developing initiatives to improve productivity and efficiencies.”