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News :: Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights
5 Animal Rights Requests of Dollar General
26 Jan 2010
an end to meat promotion on website,
vegan alternatives, etc
Dollar General has better prices than most chains in the US. Because of that, it is flourishing while
other stores, faced with the US Govt's diversion
of US monies to bombs and missiles, are not.

A respectful request that the corporation
1. stop
promoting toxic mammal flesh on their website
www.pcrm.org
2.
as they are a big promoter of Pepsi, they use their
influence to ask
that company which is linked so heavily to Yum
Foods, the world's largest restaurant conglomerate,
to faciliate KFC America's agreement (as KFC Canada has already done) to comply with
humane requests. www.kfccruelty.com
3a. that DG include among their many brands
vegan cookies... board members have been linked
to Nabisco and Quaker whose cookies contain
toxic eggs, whey, and milk products.
www.notmilk.com
3b That other vegetable, fruit and grain products
containing gratuitous cheese, milk and egg additives
be replaced with pure options
3c. that vegan soymilks, nonanimal icecreams,
vegan burgers and other vegan options be available
4. that Mr Dreiling use his influence with ALS which
researches on animals to provide humane alternative research
http://www.alsa.org/research/grants....&action=detail
5. that individual store managers be instructed
that animal rights activists have a free speech
right to request vegan alternatives




Management
Richard W. Dreiling, CEO and Board Chairman
615 855 4000

Prior to coming to Dollar General, Dreiling had been the chairman and CEO of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Before that, Dreiling served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a chain of retail drug stores on the West Coast and Hawaii, starting there in 2003. Before that, he was executive vice president of marketing, manufacturing and distribution of Safeway, Inc., a food and drug retailer. Earlier still, he served as president of Vons, a Southern California food and drug division of Safeway, Inc.



Dreiling serves on the board of the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He was also a recipient of the 2006 Human Rights Award given by the Jewish Labor Committee in recognition of his efforts to promote the shared social justice agenda between the AJC and the trade union movement. He was honored again in October 2006 as their "Person of the Year."


Raj K. Agrawal

DirectorMr. Agrawal joined KKR in May 2006 and is a member of the Infrastructure team. He previously was a member of KKR's Retail and Energy industry teams. From 2002 to May 2006, he was a Vice President with Warburg Pincus, where he participated in the execution and oversight of a number of investments in the energy sector. Mr. Agrawal's prior experience also includes Thayer Capital Partners and McKinsey & Co., where he where he provided strategic and mergers and acquisitions advice to clients in a variety of industries. He has been a member of our Board since July 2007. KKR's affiliates indirectly own a substantial portion of our outstanding common stock through their investment in Buck Holdings, LLC and Buck Holdings, L.P.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Warren F. Bryant

DirectorElected 2009
Mr. Bryant served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a retail drugstore chain on the West Coast and in Hawaii, from 2002 through 2008 and as its Chairman of the Board from 2003 through his retirement in 2008. Prior to joining Longs Drug Stores, Mr. Bryant served as the Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a retail grocery chain, from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Bryant is a director of OfficeMax Incorporated. Mr. Bryant has been designated to lead any executive sessions of the independent members of our Board.



Member of the Audit Committee since 2009
Member of the Compensation Committee since 2009

Michael M. Calbert

DirectorMr. Calbert has been with KKR for over nine years and during that time has been directly involved with several portfolio companies. He heads the Retail industry team. Mr. Calbert is currently on the board of directors of Toys "R" Us, Inc. and U.S. Foodservice. He joined Randall's Food Markets as the Chief Financial Officer in 1994, ultimately taking the company through a transaction with KKR in June 1997. He left Randall's Food Markets after the company was sold in September 1999 and joined KKR. Mr. Calbert started his professional career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen Worldwide, where his primary focus was on the retail/consumer industry. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2007 and served as our Chairman until December 2008. KKR's affiliates indirectly own a substantial portion of our outstanding common stock through their investment in Buck Holdings, LLC and Buck Holdings, L.P. Mr. Calbert has been designated to lead any executive session of the non-management members of our Board.

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Adrian Jones

DirectorMr. Jones has been with Goldman, Sachs & Co. since 1994. He is a managing director in Principal Investment Area (PIA) in New York where he focuses on consumer-related and healthcare opportunities. The GS Investors indirectly own a substantial portion of our outstanding stock through their investment in Buck Holdings, LLC and Buck Holdings, L.P. Mr. Jones is currently on the board of directors of Biomet, Inc., Education Management Corporation, HealthMarkets, Inc. and Signature Hospital, LLC. He has been a member of our Board since July 2007.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

William C. Rhodes III

DirectorElected 2009
Mr. Rhodes was elected Chairman of AutoZone, a specialty retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, in June 2007. He has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of AutoZone since 2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice President-Store Operations and Commercial. Prior to fiscal 2005, he had been Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Information Technology since fiscal 2002, and prior thereto had been Senior Vice President-Supply Chain since 2001. Prior to that time, he served in various capacities within AutoZone, including Vice President-Stores in 2000, Senior Vice President-Finance and Vice President-Finance in 1999 and Vice President-Operations Analysis and Support from 1997 to 1999. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young, LLP. We have designated Mr. Rhodes as an audit committee finance expert as defined in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.



Member of the Audit Committee since 2009
Member of the Compensation Committee since 2009

David B. Rickard

Director

Footnotes: Does the ALS association with
which Dreiling is associated research on animals?

May the corporation provide ceramic
frying pans for those who wish them and phase out
the aluminum correlated to Alzheimer's
__________________
See also:
http://www.worldanimalnet.org
http://www.pcrm.org

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