MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has promoted Barry W. Sullivan to the position of Executive Vice President – Store Operations. Mr. Sullivan will continue to report to R. James Kelly, President and Chief Operating Officer.
“At Family Dollar, we are committed to developing and promoting talent from within our Company, and I am especially pleased to recognize Barry’s leadership. During his tenure with Family Dollar, Barry has worked diligently to improve the shopability of our stores, stabilize our store operations workforce and reduce inventory shrinkage,” said Howard R. Levine, Chairman and CEO. “In his new role, Barry will continue to make significant contributions to our future growth and profitability as an essential member of our senior leadership team.”
Mr. Sullivan began his career with Family Dollar in 2002 as Vice President, Northeast Division. In 2004, he became Vice President, Urban East Division, and in 2005, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Store Operations.
Prior to joining Family Dollar, Mr. Sullivan served as Vice President, Store Operations, for Eckerd Corporation. Mr. Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stetson University.
About Family Dollar
Operating small store locations, Family Dollar is one of the fastest growing discount retail chains in the United States. Family Dollar offers a core assortment of name-brand and quality consumable merchandise supplemented by fashion and seasonal merchandise at everyday low prices.
Beginning with one store in 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Company currently operates more than 6,400 stores in 44 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.