Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hamleys is bringing good news to Malaysians!

Above is Hamleys Teddy Bear
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The finest toyshop in the world, Hamleys is bringing good news to Malaysians! The first flagship store will open its door to the public in One Utama on the 30th of November. For more than 250 years, Hamleys of London has been the Finest Toy Shop in the World, bringing magical experiences and joy to children of all ages.
Gudjon Reynisson is the Chief Executive of Hamleys the world famous toy retailer.  Gudjon held various retail positions in his native Iceland, most recently as CEO of convenience chain 10-11, where he affected the turnaround of the business by tripling profits, before moving to the UK with his family in 2008.

Gudjon took over the helm at Hamleys at the start of one of the toughest recessions in recent history.  At Hamleys he has delivered a similar success story, re-invigorating a business that was non-profit making and focused on the UK retail market.  Hamleys today is quite a different business, with stores in 12 markets and a successful growth strategy which has seen the Hamleys’s  turnover double and EBITDA profits more than triple and a strong team now focused on worldwide expansion.

In 2012 Gudjon led a successful sale of the Hamleys business to Ludendo, a privately owned French retail group, and is staying on as CEO leading the business on the next chapter of the worldwide expansion under new ownership.
Below picture, on the left is Mr. Gudjon Reynisson CEO of Hamleys the world famous toy retailer.
Above picture from left Mr. Ray Kyles -Acting British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Right -Mr. Gudjon Reynisson.


Above picture from Left to Right – Ms Noor Azlin and Mr Kim Manaf – Directors of GRV Toy Store Sdn Bhd
The local partner in Malaysia, GRV Toy Store Sdn Bhd aims to open at least 5 Hamleys toyshop in the next 5 years.

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