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Hardware Retailing April: Do it Best Distributor Profile

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Check out the April issue of Hardware Retailing to get a close-up look at Do it Best’s latest initiatives and goals for the future. The April issue continues the magazine’s distributor profile series, exploring Do it Best’s supply chain initiatives, marketing resources for ... Read More »

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 »

Hardware Retailing March: Ace Hardware Distributor Profile

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Check out the March issue of Hardware Retailing to get a close-up look at Ace Hardware’s latest initiatives and goals for the future. The March issue continues the magazine’s distributor profile series, exploring Ace Hardware’s mission and vision, merchandising strategy, latest logistics innovations ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Corp. Sees Revenue, Same-Store Sales Growth

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On Feb. 14, Ace Hardware Corp. reported revenue and same-store sales growth for fourth-quarter and full-year 2018. The co-op saw quarterly revenues of $1.4 billion, an increase of 5.7 percent from the fourth quarter in 2017. Revenues for the entire year ... Read More »

Do it Best Names Jason Stofleth Divisional Merchandise Manager

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Do it Best Corp. has named Jason Stofleth as its newest divisional merchandise manager, effective immediately, according to the company. In this role, Stofleth will lead merchandising teams for the co-op’s hand tools, plumbing, farm and ranch, housewares, cleaning and ... Read More »

Do it Best Names 2 New Merchandise Managers

Jason Stofleth

Do it Best is enhancing their product and program expertise with the naming of Nicole Green and Michael McCoy as two new merchandise managers, effective immediately. In their new roles, Green will serve as Merchandise Manager for Outdoor Living and ... Read More »

Indian Trail Hardware Thrives With Direction From Mother-Daughter Team

Indian Trail Hardware

Indian Trail Hardware has been a reliable family business for locals to turn to in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and surrounding communities for decades. Owned and operated by Bill and Mae Workman since 1984, the store was only 4,000 square ... Read More »