Toymaster welcomes new Retail Manager

by TnP Staff
Published: 9 July 2018, 09:56
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Former TRU and ELC executive Brian McLaughlin joins the buying group

Toymaster has appointed Brian McLaughlin as its new Retail Manager, bringing with him years of toy industry experience including time with both Toys R Us and Early Learning Centre.

Toymaster says the timing of the appointment shows the buying group's board's belief in both the future of independent toy retailers and the opportunities for member expansion and to gain new members. The retail landscape continues to change and the removal of Toys"R"Us from the marketplace will allow space for specialist toy retailers to open stores in locations now devoid of a destination toy shop.

Additionally it has been noted that those independents closing their doors in recent months have largely not been members of buying groups and it is the belief of the Toymaster board that if independents are to flourish, being a member of a group is key.

Once he's up to speed, it is a key part of Brian's role to also assist all Toymaster members in the buying group's mission of "Helping Members Trade More Profitably" by ensuring they make the most of all that membership of Toymaster offers.

To get in touch with Brian, email brian.mclaughlin@toymaster.co.uk or call 01604 662922.