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People moves: KB Toys names new president and CEO

KB Toys has tapped veteran retail exec Andrew Bailen as its new president and CEO. Bailen comes to the of the privately owned Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based toy retailer with 28 years of experience in the biz, including stints at Party City, Blockbuster Video, Circus World Toys and Noodle Kidoodle.
June 11, 2007

KB Toys has tapped veteran retail exec Andrew Bailen as its new president and CEO. Bailen comes to the of the privately owned Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based toy retailer with 28 years of experience in the biz, including stints at Party City, Blockbuster Video, Circus World Toys and Noodle Kidoodle. He was most recently president of Loew-Cornell, a division of the Jarden Corporation.

KB Toys is the largest mall-based specialty retailer in the US with 570 stores across the country and locations in Guam and Puerto Rico.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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