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Exclusive Q&A: True Value CEO Discusses Upcoming Reunion, Future

True Value CEO

True Value’s President and CEO John Hartmann wants to make it clear that the doors are open for all independent retailers to attend the True Value Fall Reunion in Denver regardless of wholesale affiliation, size or market. This is a ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Reports Revenue and Sales Increases for Second Quarter

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. reported Aug. 22 that it achieved growth in revenues, sales and income during the second quarter of 2018. The company’s revenues were $1.6 billion for the quarter, an increase of 6.4 percent from second-quarter 2017. The co-op ... Read More »

Ace Hardware on Getting ‘Faster Than Amazon’

Ace Hardware

The Ace Hardware Fall 2018 Convention & Exhibits started Thursday with stories of retailers’ successes and generosity—and a promise from president and CEO John Venhuizen to improve the co-op’s logistics performance. Venhuizen spoke at the convention’s general session, which kicked ... Read More »

New Jersey Retailer Opens Mini-UPS Store in Home Center

UPS

Printing, copying and shipping weren’t services Colmar Home Center offered a year ago, but that’s changed. Owner Michael Collins’ customers told him they had a need, and he realized a small store inside of his existing business could solve the ... Read More »

Island Ace Hardware Tailors Its Approach to Support Community

Island Ace Hardware

Mark Schulein had just become a local business owner when a storm dumped torrential rain on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Schulein and business partner Matt Fales bought Island Ace Hardware in March in Princeville, which ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Names New National Logistics Manager

logistics manager

Do it Best Corp. announced the promotion of co-op veteran Steve Rose to national logistics manager, effective July 16. Rose has served as safety director since joining Do it Best Corp. in 2011. In that role, he was responsible for ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Names Kim Lefko as Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Lefko

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim Lefko to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO). Lefko will report directly to John Venhuizen, president and CEO of the co-op. As the company’s new CMO, Lefko ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Corp. to Expand Ohio Distribution Center

Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced expansion plans for its retail support center in West Jefferson, Ohio, as part of the co-op’s plans to grow and restructure its distribution network. The renovations will add more than 300,000 square feet to the ... Read More »