Toys"R"Us, Inc. Names Melanie Teed-Murch President, Toys"R"Us, Canada (PRNewsFoto/Toys"R"Us, Inc.)

Toys R Us Canada president resigns from top post after 20 years with the firm

Toys R Us Canada’s president, Melanie Teed-Murch, has resigned from her post after more than two decades with the company.

A spokeswoman said that the toy industry veteran had handed in her resignation to accept a new opportunity, the details of which have not been disclosed. On top of this, the company has not yet said when the resignation will take effect.

Toys R Us Canada will be appointing an interim president to take on the role in the wake of Teed-Murch’s time at the company, who will head up its 82-store business in Canada until a permanent replacement is found.

Having started her career with the Toys R Us Canada brand in 1996 as a store manager in Kitchener, Ontario, Teed-Murch worked her way up to the top post by September 2016. She led the business through the difficult period in which its US and UK counterparts shut down, while the Canadian business sought creditor protection.

The Canadian operation was eventually bought by Fairfax Financial Holdings for $300 million, while Teed-Murch led from the front on a media campaign to reassure customers that the retailer was open for business.

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