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Do it Best Names New Rental Merchandise Manager

Do it Best Names New Rental Merchandise Manager

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Lauren Wilson

Do it Best Corp. has announced the promotion of Lauren Wilson to rental merchandise manager, effective Dec. 3.

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.

“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,” says Dent Johnson, vice president 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, and she most recently served as the associate merchandise manager for the lawn and 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, and I’m eager to help drive growth for our members through these profitable categories,” Wilson says.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon
Renee Changnon is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on industry news and new products, visits retailers and attends industry events. She graduated from Illinois State University, where she earned a degree in Visual Journalism and was the features editor for the school newspaper, The Daily Vidette. After college, Renee worked for Jimmy John’s, where she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at franchise locations across the country. Renee is from Champaign, Illinois, and is new to Indianapolis. She enjoys reading, Netflix marathons and exploring her new city with friends and family.