TOYS“R”US, INC. APPOINTS CAMPBELL LENNOX MANAGING DIRECTOR, TOYS“R”US, AUSTRALIA
Mr. Lennox Will Oversee the Company’s 34 Stores, e-Commerce Operations and More Than 1,700 Employees in Australia
WAYNE, NJ (May 22, 2014) – Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Campbell Lennox as Managing Director, Toys“R”Us, Australia, effective May 26. Mr. Lennox will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s 34 store locations and e-commerce site, as well as provide leadership for the more than 1,700 employees throughout the country. His responsibilities will include marketing, merchandising, store operations and customer service excellence. Mr. Lennox will report to Monika Merz, President, Toys“R”Us, Asia Pacific.
Mr. Lennox joins the company with over 20 years of retail and management experience, including a series of roles of increasing responsibility in operations and merchandising. He most recently served as General Manager, Merchandise Operations for Harvey Norman, an omnichannel retailer, incorporating an integrated retail, franchise, property and digital platform. In this role, he led a team, including the merchandising organization, administration and an operations group consisting of four state managers and 40 regional managers, in integrating the in-store and online shopping experience and ensuring a strong in-stock position through efficient supply chain management.
Ms. Merz said, “We are delighted to welcome Campbell to Toys“R”Us. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Australian retail market, a strong track record of driving profitable sales, creating a customer-centric culture and building highly-engaged teams. We look forward to his contributions to our Australian business.”
Mr. Lennox stated, “The Toys“R”Us brand is known worldwide as being synonymous with bringing joy to children of all ages, and I’m looking forward to joining the team in driving the Australian business and providing a compelling shopping experience for our customers.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lennox served in leadership roles with some of Australia’s most notable companies such as Woolworths Limited, Kmart and Shell Australia. He holds an MBA from Southern Cross University and an Advanced Diploma of Management from the Australian Institute of Management.
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 873 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 700 international stores and over 190 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates annually 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. Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.
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