Dollar General Corp. has announced the appointment of Steve Deckard to the newly created position of Executive Vice President (EVP) of Growth and Emerging Markets, effective June 1. In this role, Deckard will spearhead strategic initiatives, including expanding into Mexico and developing innovative store concepts. His extensive experience within the company and proficiency in data science and retail operations make him well-suited for this leadership position.
Expanding Global Footprint:
Under Deckard’s leadership, Dollar General has successfully expanded its business within and internationally. His instrumental role in the company’s international expansion into Mexico has been vital to furthering its mission of “Serving Others.” Notably, Deckard led the successful launch of the Mi Súper Dollar General banner in Mexico, which debuted in early March. This expansion demonstrates Dollar General’s commitment to growth in emerging markets.
Overseeing Key Initiatives:
As EVP of Growth and Emerging Markets, Deckard will provide strategic oversight for various initiatives. These include the management of Mi Súper Dollar General in Mexico, developing top shelf and DG Well Being store concepts, and supervising the real estate and decision science and analytics teams. Deckard’s expertise in data-driven decision-making and operational excellence will drive the company’s progress.
Expanded Supply Chain Network:
Dollar General continues strengthening its global supply chain network. The company recently opened its first dual facility in Blair, Neb., showcasing its commitment to efficient distribution. There are now permanent regional distribution hubs in Newnan. It will be beneficial for our logistics and supply chain operations. It’s great that we’re expanding our presence in that area! Ga., and Fort Worth, Texas. Dollar General has announced expansion plans to support further growth at existing facilities in Jonesville, S.C., and Amsterdam, N.Y.
Experience and Achievements:
With over 17 years of experience at Dollar General, Steve Deckard has held various leadership roles across store operations, asset protection, corporate process improvement, strategy, and financial planning. Before joining Dollar General, Deckard spent over a decade in leadership positions at Walmart. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Dollar General’s Reach:
As of March 3, Dollar General operated a vast network of stores, including 19,147 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX, and pOpshelf stores across the United States, along with Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico. The company’s dedication to growth and innovation has positioned it as a prominent player within North America’s food and consumables retail industry, securing the 16th position on Progressive Grocer’s 2023 list of the top retailers in the region.
In summary, Steve Deckard’s appointment as EVP of Growth and Emerging Markets at Dollar General reflects its commitment to expanding its global footprint and driving strategic initiatives. With his extensive experience and expertise, Deckard will lead Dollar General’s expansion efforts, oversee critical projects, and solidify the company’s position as a leading player in the industry.