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Ace Hardware Is Focused on Retailer-Centric Change and Growth

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Onward and Upward By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Ace Hardware Corp. is on a growth path that maintains its retailer-owned cooperative model, continues to pursue its core values and finds new, adaptive ways to ... Read More »

Brothers Grow a Business by Saving Struggling Stores

From Famine to Flourish Brothers Martin and Art Ruggiero—owners of Desert Foothills Ace Hardware in Phoenix—were already business partners before most kids their age had moved on from their high school and college jobs. Their father, Al, had opened a ... Read More »

Insight From 3 Ace Hardware Executives

Hardware Retailing magazine spoke with three top executives from Ace Hardware Corp. to learn more about the co-op’s latest merchandising, logistics and marketing initiatives. John Surane, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Sales Officer Lori Bossmann, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain ... Read More »

Venhuizen Q&A: Ace Maintains Mission While Embracing Change

John Venhuizen President and CEO Venhuizen has worked at Ace Hardware for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions. In the past, he has overseen marketing, business development, strategy, supply chain, IT and Ace International. Hardware ... Read More »

Home Depot Reports Q4, 2018 Financial Results

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Home Depot has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018 and for the year overall. In total, the company reported sales of $26.5B for the fourth quarter of 2018, which represents a 10.9 percent increase over the ... Read More »

Sears and Amazon: Retail Innovation at a Glance

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For Amazon and Sears, retail innovation has not been an overnight undertaking. Long before the companies made their marks on retail history, Sears got its start along Minnesota railroad tracks. Amazon began its global ascent from Jeff Bezos’ garage in ... Read More »

Trends at the International Home + Housewares Show

The International Home + Housewares Show spotlights new products and growing trends in the housewares category. Visit TheRedT.com/chef-chad for a video from Hardware Retailing exploring more of the small appliances trending in the housewares category. The March 2019 event in ... Read More »

The Faces of Ace Hardware: Retailer Profiles

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To give readers a more complete view of Ace Hardware Corp., we profiled retailers who have found success as members of the co-op. Read about Oceanside Ace Hardware in California and Boston’s Ace Hardware in Arizona by clicking on the ... Read More »