Richard Dreiling

Calling Dollar General's wages "shamefully low," political activist Ralph Nader has urged CEO Richard Dreiling to support raising the minimum wage. In a letter dated Dec. 8, Nader argued that raising the minimum wage would aid the economy and boost revenues at the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer through increased consumer spending and lower employee turnover. He urged Dreiling to join Costco CEO Craig Jelinek in advocating for a national minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target Corp., has been elected to chairman of its board of directors. Steinhafel, who previously served as the board’s vice chairman, succeeds Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone Inc., who had served as chairman since 2010. RILA’s newly elected officers to its board of directors include: Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target Corp. (Chairman) Richard Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp. (Vice Chairman) Gregory Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreen Co. (Second Vice Chairman) Eric Wiseman, chairman, president

Mooresville, N.C. -- Lowe’s Cos. said Friday it has appointed Richard Dreiling, CEO and chairman of Dollar General Corp., to its board of directors. He will serve on the board’s audit and governance committees. Dreiling has also served in corner-office positions for Duane Read, Longs Drug, Safeway and Vons.

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