Retail News Breaks GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General Corp. has promoted Mike Wilkins to senior vice president and general merchandising manager, with responsibility for the health, beauty, paper and cleaning categories as well as the retailer’s private brands. The chain has also appointed Jim Smits to the post of senior vice president and general merchandising manager, with oversight of food, beverage, pet care and perishables. Smits joins Dollar General from Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., now part of BI-LO Inc. Other promotions include Jimmy Stegall, who has been elevated to senior director of merchandising over beer/wine and cookies/candles/snacks; and Brian Hartshorn,

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Peter Lynch, who has led Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. since December 2004, will resign as chairman, president and chief executive officer of the chain when its merger with BI-LO LLC is completed. The transaction is expected to close between...

A report in the Jacksonville Business Journal on claims that Winn-Dixie Stores has filed suit against Dolgencorp, the parent company of Dollar General. The grocer confirmed that the suit was filed late last week or early this week because Dolgencorp “knowingly violates legal, noncompete provisions of Winn-Dixie leases in shopping centers in which both businesses operate,” Winn-Dixie told the Journal in an email.

MIAMI BEACH - Terranova Corporation announced the signing of Aaron's Rental Furniture to Parkhill Plaza, 9509 West Flagler St. in Miami. Aaron’s will join anchors Winn Dixie, Wendy’s, and Dollar Tree in a long-term, 6,194sf deal brokered by Terranova Commercial Associate Juan Franco. Aaron’s will relocate from Flagler Park Plaza on 82nd and Flagler street. Leasing activity at the Parkhill has increased significantly, with nearly 10,000sf of space leased in the last three months raising the center’s occupancy up to 92%. Bookmark/Search this post with:

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