Dollar General CEO delivers keynote address at RILA conference

ORLANDO, Fla. The Retail Industry Leaders Association's 2010 Logistics Conference kicked off Monday with a keynote address delivered by Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling.

Dreiling shared his perspective with attendees on the crucial role of the supply chain in retail operations today as customers, employees, investors and suppliers are coping with the uncertainty of a strained economy and legislative and regulatory overhauls, RILA said. Dreiling, who joined Dollar General in January 2008 as CEO and was named chairman of the board in December 2008, spearheaded the company’s reemergence as a public company through a successful initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 13, 2009.

“Rick Dreiling opened the day with a compelling dialogue and inside look at the substantial impact and competitive edge that strategic investments and process improvements in supply chain can have for retailers in this challenging economic climate,” said RILA president Sandy Kennedy.

RILA's 2010 Logistics Conference is being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.