ruary 27, 2017, Fort Wayne, Indiana - Do it Best Corp. announces the promotion of Shane Burnworth to Merchandise Manager for Farm & Ranch, effective immediately.
Burnworth has served as both an assistant and associate merchandise manager on the Farm & Ranch team since joining Do it Best Corp. in 2012. In his new role, he will leverage his extensive category experience, product knowledge and vendor and member relationships to drive success for Do it Best member-owners in this growing category.
“I am very honored to lead our Farm & Ranch team and continue strengthening this category for our members,” Burnworth said. “Farm & Ranch covers a diverse and distinct mix of products, and I am incredibly excited about helping our members discover the tremendous sales and profit opportunities available.”
Burnworth has helped increase the breadth and scope of the category in recent years, sourcing and introducing product categories like sporting goods, hunting and ammunition, apparel and pet supplies. He was instrumental in developing a farm & ranch special exhibit that showed members how to effectively stock and display a range of products. Burnworth will continue to work to enhance member profitability through retail service center and drop-ship programs, as well as aggressive vendor negotiations and relationship management. He will also develop planogram assortments, in-store promotions and out-of-store advertising/promotional strategies to provide Do it Best members with a competitive edge across all of the category’s product selections.
Overall, Burnworth has more than a decade of experience in the home improvement industry, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 2004.
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations in the United States and in 52 other countries. For more information, visit doitbestcorp.com
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