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Dollar Tree appoints retired Lowe’s exec to its board of directors

Customers exit a Dollar Tree Inc. store in Shelbyville, Ky., on May 15, 2015.
Customers exit a Dollar Tree Inc. store in Shelbyville, Ky., on May 15, 2015. Bloomberg

Dollar Tree, which bought Matthews-based Family Dollar last summer, has appointed retired Lowe’s Cos. executive Gregory Bridgeford to its board of directors.

Bridgeford was hired by the Mooresville home improvement retailer in 1982 and held a number of leadership roles including vice president of corporate development, senior vice president of merchandising, senior vice president of marketing and executive vice president of business development, Dollar Tree said in a statement Monday.

Most recently, Bridgeford, 61, served as the Lowe’s chief customer officer before his 2014 retirement.

“We are confident that Greg’s demonstrated success in merchandising, marketing and strategic planning roles will be valuable assets to our board as we continue to grow both our Dollar Tree and Family Dollar businesses,” said Macon Brock, chairman of the board at Dollar Tree.

Virginia-based Dollar Tree bought Family Dollar in July for about $9.1 billion.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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