Goodlettsville, Tenn. -- A former Safeway executive has joined Dollar General as its executive VP store operations.
Effective March 19, Greg Sparks will assume all responsibilities for the operations of more than 9,900 retail stores in 38 states and serve on Dollar General's real estate and store development committee, the company said. Sparks will report to chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling.
Sparks most recently served as president of Safeway's Seattle division. His departure from the supermarket retailer was announced earlier this week.