Family Dollar has announced the appointment of Paul White as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

The company announced yesterday (19 December) that will be promoted from his current position as senior vice president of apparel, home and seasonal.

"Through Paul's leadership and strategic vision, Family Dollar has created a compelling mix of discretionary merchandise which has led to a more fun place to shop for our customers," said president and CEO Michael Bloom.

"Paul's promotion will help us continue to broaden our appeal and deliver greater value to our customers."

He was previously CEO of Goody's, where he led the company out of bankruptcy. He has also held roles at Shopko Stores and The May Department Stores Company.