US discount retailer Family Dollar has appointed supply chain and logistics executive Jeffrey Thomas as its senior vice president of merchandise operations.

Thomas replaces Scott Zucker who left the company at the end of May. Having joined Family Dollar in 2003 as director of vendor performance, his most recent role was vice president of merchant services.

"Jeff's supply chain, logistics and replenishment experience along with his proven leadership skills will ensure that we continue to bring value and convenience to customers at each of our more than 8,100 stores across the country," said Jason Reiser, EVP, chief merchandising officer.