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Sainsburys Argos merges toy buying teams

Published on: 30th August 2018

New team trading structure has been set up in Milton Keynes.

Former buyers from both Sainsburys and Argos have joined forces to form a new commercial team. Some have moved into new roles.

Since the merger of the two companies was proposed, staff have been working together across the two retail brands. As part of the transformation, the toy buyers recently moved to one location, and are now working as one team in the Milton Keynes HQ. The company says it has moved to a buying and merchandising model, with teams now responsible for both retail channels for their product categories.

New buyers and support staff have joined the line-up and the recruitment process is ongoing, to fill the final roles needed. However, the senior team has been put in place, and suppliers have been advised of the new structure and new key contacts. They will be kept informed of any updates to the evolving situation.

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