Chutes & Ladders: Dollar General CEO to retire, Walmart reshuffles US merchandising

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good wordor the badfrom your shop to Laura Heller at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.


Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling announced that he will retire effective May 30, 2015, or when a new CEO is appointed. Dreiling has agreed to serve on the board as chairman during a transition period once a new appointment has been made. Press release






Ian Cohen has been named VP of omnichannel at Rent-A-Center. He will report to executive VP and chief omnichannel officer Joel Mussat, and has 13 years of experience developing and executing digital omnichannel stratefies for brands including Michael Kors, Coach, J Crew and Victoria's Secret. Press release




> Fresh Produce has named Dorothy Sadd COO. She joins the women's apparel brand with 25 years of experience in the apparel industry with brands including Guess, Levi, Gap, Adidas, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, North Face, Vans, Gymboree and Talbots. Press release

> Dunkin' Brands has promoted Roxanne Bensason to the role of VP international field marketing. Bensason has been with Dunkin' since 2002 where she was previously senior director of beverages and field marketing director for mid-Atlantic and south Atlantic regions. Press release

Walmart named 13 executives to new roles on its U.S. merchandising  operations, including Scott Huff's promotion to executive VP overseeing merchandising operations for the U.S. Story

Craig Hayman has been named as president of the eBay Enterprise business. He joins the company from IBM where he spent 15 years in various leadership roles. Press release

Delhaize Group announced the appointment of Kevin Holt as CEO of Delhaize America. He was formerly president of retail operations at Supervalu and will become a member of the Delhaize Group Executive Committee. Press release