MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores announced that it has named Michael Bloom to the position of president and COO and promoted Dorlisa Flur to the position of vice chair strategy and chief administrative officer. Both Bloom and Flur will report to Howard Levine, chairman and CEO. These appointments follow the announced retirement of R. James Kelly as Family Dollar’s president and COO after 15 years with the company.
“Today’s announcement reflects the result of several years of thoughtful discussion and planning as we prepared for Jim’s retirement,” said Howard Levine. “We are pursuing an ambitious growth agenda to expand our market share and drive greater financial returns, and these leadership changes ensure that we have a strong management team in place to execute our plans."
Prior to joining Family Dollar, Bloom served as EVP merchandising supply chain, marketing and advertising for CVS Caremark. He began his 20-year career with CVS Caremark in store operations and progressed through a number of positions with increasing responsibility including category manager, VP consumer healthcare, and SVP merchandising. Before joining CVS, Bloom spent ten years as a manager/executive with the Virginia-based People’s Drug Stores and the Florida division of Toronto-based Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Flur joined Family Dollar in 2004 as SVP strategy and business development. In October 2008, Flur was promoted to EVP strategy and marketing, and in August 2009, she was promoted to EVP chief merchandising officer. Prior to joining Family Dollar, Flur served as a principal with the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company.