Wal-Mart appoints Dollar General CEO

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October 2004 Bentonville (AR): Wal-Mart has hired the president and CEO of local retailer Dollar General as head of its human resources division. Lawrence Jackson will also act as a strategic adviser to Wal-Mart’s senior management team.

Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott said: "His personal values and broad experience in the retail and food industry make him the ideal person to step into this role."

Jackson succeeds Coleman Peterson who retired from the company in April.