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Do it Best names Wilson as Rental Merchandise Manager

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — Do it Best has announced the promotion of Lauren Wilson to Merchandise Manager, effective December 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,” said 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, 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.”

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 nearing $4 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the fastest growing co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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