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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 is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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