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Babies 'R' Us has a new head merchant


Toys “R” Us Inc. has named a new head merchant to drive product innovation and differentiation at the company’s Babies “R” Us stores.

Reg McLay has been named senior vice president, Babies “R” Us Business, effective March 30. In this role, McLay will lead the Babies “R” Us merchandising team in the U.S. He will report to Hank Mullany, president of Toys “R” Us, U.S.

“We are excited to welcome Reg to the organization and look forward to the depth of broad expertise he brings to this position, as we put a renewed focus on our Babies“R”Us business and advancing our specialist position to provide new and expectant parents with a unique and expert shopping experience in-store and online,” Mullany said.

McLay has more than 30 years of retail merchandising and operations experience. He most recently served as SVP, merchandise sourcing and innovation, for Canadian Tire Corp. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing shared services capabilities across all business units and led efforts to drive a culture of innovation across the organization. During his more than 20-year tenure at Canadian Tire, McLay also held a number of high-level merchandising, marketing, business development and sourcing positions. Earlier in his career, McLay served in roles of increasing responsibility in senior buying and operations at Zellers Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.

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