Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
In this capacity, Melzer is responsible for the company’s business operations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including 91 stores and four e-commerce sites.
“Michael is a seasoned retail professional with extensive experience in growing and optimizing omni-channel capabilities to drive sales and consumer engagement. We look forward to his leadership in driving our business in Central Europe,” says Wolfgang Link, president, Toys ‘R’ Us, Europe.
Prior to joining TRU, Melzer was managing director of Staples in Germany, overseeing both its retail stores and online business. Before that, he spent five years with the department store chain Karstadt, first as director of corporate development and later as managing director of its e-commerce business. Melzer began his career at Tchibo, a European coffee and non-food retailer, where he held positions of increasing responsibility over an 11-year tenure.