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Tru Kids Confirmed as Parent of Toys ‘R’ Us

Feb. 11, 2019, 2:43 PM

Effective Jan. 20, Tru Kids became the parent of Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, and Geoffrey, along with more than 20 toy and baby brands.

Tru Kids Brands will be led by President & CEO Richard Barry, the former global chief merchandising officer at Toys “R” Us.

Matthew Finigan was named CFO, James Young was named EVP of Global License Management & General Counsel, and Jean-Daniel Gatignol was named the SVP of Global Sourcing & Brands.

Yehuda Shmidman, CEO of Wave Hill Partners, was named Vice Chairman.

Barry says the company has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to launch newly imagined ...