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Ace Hardware CEO: In a Retail War, ‘Differentiate or You Die’

When Ace Hardware’s top executive stepped on stage at the start of the co-op’s spring buying show, he had fierce words for fighting competitors: find weakness and “attack it relentlessly.” President and CEO John Venhuizen spoke March 16 to kick ... Read More »

True Value Releases 2016 Year-End Results

year-end results

True Value Company today released its year-end results for fiscal 2016, which included increases in gross billings, retail comp-store sales, net margin and more. The co-op reported total gross billings of $2,073.7 million for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, up 2 percent. ... Read More »

Lowe’s Condensing Ace Canada Operations

Ace Canada

Lowe’s is consolidating Ace Canada operations this year so the big-box retailer and the cooperative will share Canadian distribution functions. Ace Canada will close two distribution centers and its main office in the country. Lowe’s distribution network and head office in ... Read More »

Year-End Financials Look Good for Ace, Home Depot


The Home Depot and Ace Hardware Corp. released their fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports this week, showing positive results for both. Ace Hardware Corp. reported financial growth in its fourth quarter and for fiscal 2016, which the co-op’s top executive called a “challenging year.” Read ... Read More »