WAYNE, N.J. and CONCORD, Ontario, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc., the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today announced the appointment of Melanie Teed-Murch as President, Toys"R"Us, Canada, effective September 1. In addition to overseeing the operations and business activities for the company's Toys"R"Us® and Babies"R"Us® stores and e-commerce channel in Canada, Melanie will be responsible for the continued growth, profitability and success of the company in this market. She will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon.
"I'm thrilled that Melanie will be taking on this leadership role," 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."
Since first joining the organization in 1996 as a store manager for Toys"R"Us in Kitchener, Ontario, Melanie has held a variety of senior leadership, merchandising and operational roles with increasing responsibility, including her most recent position as Canada's Chief Merchant.
She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Business Administration Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Melanie replaces Kevin Macnab who was promoted to Executive Vice President, Special Assistant/Office of the Chairman, Toys"R"Us, Inc., back in 2015.
About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 871 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 755 international stores and 250 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys"R"Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 62,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.
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