Hamleys hires former Debenhams exec as new boss

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Hamleys has appointed former Debenhams and The Body Shop executive David Smith as its new chief executive.

The famous toy store, owned by Indian conglomerate Reliance Retail, is expected to announce the news of the hire this week, Sky News has reported.

Smith was formerly head of struggling department store Debenhams’ international operations and before that he was managing director for The Body Shop’s Asia Pacific arm.

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