Ace Hardware’s CEO and President John Venhuizen join this week’s episode to share his company’s story of successfully reinventing itself to fight against ever-increasing competition from big box stores. Read More.
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CEO John Venhuizen says his brand is “about home preservation, rather than renovation, and therefore practically recession-resistant.”. Read More.
Ace Hardware announced its private label brand Celebrations has been named a 2016 award winner by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). Read More.
Oak Brook, Illinois-based Ace Hardware has a new relationship with The Grommet, allowing local Makers to promote their products in Ace stores. Read More.
McGuckin Hardware is ending its 30-year partnership with the True Value co-op as of Dec. 31, 2016, and will start buying from the Ace Hardware co-op as of Jan. 1, 2017. Read More.
How optimistic are 765 Ace Hardware retailers surveyed in the recent biennial Retailer Satisfaction Survey? Almost 90% say they “intend to grow and expand operations in the near term,” the co-op said. Read More.
Brooklyn, New York-based retailer Matt Mazzone’s idea to sell chocolate for charity has been a huge hit. It started out local, and sweetened into a national program whereby Ace stores across the country have generated more than $600,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Read More.
A boom in home remodeling has put the spotlight on strong sales at home improvement chains like Home Depot and Lowe’s, but Oak Brook-based Ace Hardware Corp. also is seeing rising sales and revenues at its local retailer-owned stores. Read More.
Big Star Ace Hardware, formerly known as “Do it Best” RTD Hardware, is bringing new products and services to the area while maintaining the quality customer service the store has become known for. Read More.
Chicago — Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen was relatively quiet during the co-op’s General Session here at McCormick Place last week. The reason: He was happy to cede his time to General Stanley McChrystal, the session’s keynote speaker. Read More.