US retailer Citi Trends has announced that David Alexander will be joining the company, effective today (8 December), as president and chief operating officer.

He will report to chairman and chief executive officer, Ed Anderson, with his areas of responsibility to include store operations, distribution/warehousing and real estate.

Alexander's 30 year retail career includes ten years with Family Dollar Stores where he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2000 to 2003 and president/COO from 2003 until 2005. More recently he was CEO of PCA, which operates photography studios in Wal-Mart Stores.

Anderson said: "We are very pleased to add David to the Citi Trends executive management team. His background and experience are a great fit for our company. Most of his background is in distribution, stores and real estate and we expect him to add value in each of those areas."