Chris Ashton leaves Groupon

Published on: 17th June 2019

The experienced category manager is currently looking for a new role in the toy market.

After three years at Groupon, Chris Ashton has resigned from his position as category manager – toys, nursery, sports and pet care. He is now on garden leave, having left the company on Friday.

Chris told Toy World: “My role at Groupon has changed dramatically in the last six months, so I felt that now would be a good time to look for a new challenge. Having spent many years in toy retail buying with Groupon, The Toy Store, Toys R Us, Harrods, Safeway and Woolworths, I would love the opportunity to stay within the toy community and use the experience and contacts I have built up over the past 25 years. Having left Groupon last Friday, I’m now focused on finding a new role – it’s not easy to do that while working full time. I would be happy to stay on the buying side, or equally happy to move over to the supplier side.”

Chris can be reached by email at or by phone on (07868) 292570.


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