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The Entertainer’s Gary Grant named among 100 most influential people in retail today

Founder and chief executive of the toy retailer says he is “delighted” to be recognised in the listing.

Gary Grant, founder and chief executive of The Entertainer has been named as one of retail’s most influential leaders of 2020 in the Retail 100.

The annual ranking is published by RWRC – home of Retail Week and World Retail Congress – and celebrates leaders who it describes as ‘transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, making headlines and driving growth’.

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Retail 100 highlights leaders who have prioritised people and purpose, and who have innovated, collaborated and operated with agility to meet unprecedented challenges.

“I am delighted to have been recognised as one of the most influential people in retail, but this influence has only been possible as a result of the strong and committed team I have supporting me,” commented Gary. “In every part of the business, from our shops to logistics to head office, I am fortunate to have people truly dedicated to the success of The Entertainer and I’m extremely grateful for all they do.

“I have always believed that retail can and should be a ‘Force for Good’ and we are committed to supporting the communities we serve. As well as our charitable commitment to them we have also recognised that the way our customers like to shop will undoubtedly have changed over the past few months so we have introduced new ways to serve them such as our ‘Ready in 10’ service.”

Gary continued: “This allows customers to pay for their item outside the store and have it brought to them within ten minutes. We will always look for new ways to serve our customers as retail continues to change and evolve.”

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