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Do it Best names Rental Merchandise Manager

The Indiana-based co-op announced the promotion of Lauren Wilson.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best promoted Lauren Wilson to Merchandise Manager. Wilson will develop, implement and communicate comprehensive programs for the co-op’s Rental, Impulse, Snacks and Store Supplies departments, as well as work closely with vendors to deliver profitable promotions and pricing on behalf of member-owners.

The move will take effect Dec. 3.

“Lauren’s extensive experience as a part of our merchandise team will allow her to make immediate contributions in this important role on our team,” said Dent Johnson, VP of merchandising at Do it Best. “She’s already proven her ability to drive results for our members – and we are excited to see how she will help them grow even more with the right products and programs for these categories.”

Wilson is a six-year veteran of Do it Best, most recently serving as the associate merchandise manager for the Lawn & Garden Green Goods department. She’s also worked as the associate merchandise manager in global sourcing. Wilson earned an MBA from Indiana University in 2008.

“I am honored to take on the challenges and opportunities presented by this role,” Wilson said, “and I’m eager to help drive growth for our members through these profitable categories.”

 

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