The Entertainer appoints new head of buying and merchandising

Published on: 15th July 2015

The Entertainer has announced the appointment of Mark Whittle as head of buying and merchandising.

image-entertainer-480Mark will be working closely with the senior management team reporting directly to Stuart Grant and will have responsibility for all aspects of the buying and merchandising of current and new stores.

Mark will bring his expertise from his role as senior toy buyer at Argos and previously at Tesco where he created and launched the new toy brand Carousel. His earlier position, for over 15 years, was as toy buyer at Woolworths prior to which he worked for the group as a store manager and then moved to head office to join the buying and visual display team. He will purchase across all categories and will help Stuart expand the buying team and build structures and processes.

Stuart Grant, buying director, The Entertainer, said: “With his extensive knowledge of purchasing within the toy industry we are confident Mark will ensure we continue to offer our customers the right products at the right price and support our ambitious programme of store expansion.”


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