Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has named Jeffrey Macak executive vice president of supply chain, as part of ongoing efforts to improve its supply chain efficiencies.

Macak replaces Charlie Gibson, who left the company at the end of April, and will report to president and COO Mike Bloom.

He brings more than 25 years of wide-ranging operational experience to the role, in both retailing and the supply chain, most recently at Bed Bath & Beyond where he was responsible for the supply chain, logistics and distribution of goods for the company and its subsidiaries.

Prior to that, he held positions at banking group Ameriserve Incorporated, home improvement retailer The Hechinger Company, KPMG Consulting and Deloitte-Garr Consulting Group.

In July, Family Dollar Stores recorded a drop in third-quarter earnings to US$120.9m but said sales and profits came in at the upper end of its guidance.