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Military Vet Benefits From Ace Hardware Program

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When Mark Rand considered buying a hardware store, he learned Ace Hardware Corp. offers a financial incentive to help military veterans like him start, buy or expand Ace stores. Retailers who join Ace Hardware or open new store locations pay an affiliation fee for their stores to be ... Read More »

How Would You Reimagine Retail With $100K?

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As you pack your bags to attend the National Hardware Show® May 9-11, plan for what you may bring home—product samples, information and possibly $100,000 to reimagine retail in your business! This year, the National Hardware Show is making a point to invest even ... Read More »

Lowe’s Goal: Triple Ace Hardware’s Canada Presence

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Lowe’s Canada has plans for expansion that include growing the Canadian company RONA and roughly tripling Ace Hardware’s store count. In May, Lowe’s finalized its purchase of home improvement chain RONA and this month released more information about its plans for the acquisition. Through its purchase of RONA, Lowe’s ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Exec Rick Whitson to Retire

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Rick Whitson, vice president of distribution, will retire Dec. 31 from Ace Hardware Corp. after 37 years with the company. Whitson has a long history of contributions to the co-op’s retail support area. During his career, he directed the operational startup of the ... Read More »