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Toys ‘R’ Us promotes chief merchant to president


Toys "R" Us announced the appointment of Melanie Teed-Murch as president, Toys "R" Us, Canada, effective Sept. 1.

Teed-Murch joined the retailer in 1996 as a store manager for Toys "R" Us in Kitchener, Ontario. She went on to hold a variety of senior leadership, merchandising and operational roles with increasing responsibility, including her most recent position as Canada's chief merchant.

"I'm thrilled that Melanie will be taking on this leadership role," CEO Dave said Brandon. "Her deep experience in retail and drive for results, coupled with her strong relationships across our global teams and vendor community, give me great confidence in her ability to achieve our growth goals in Canada."

She replaces Kevin Macnab who was promoted to executive VP, special assistant/office of the chairman, Toys "R" Us in 2015.

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