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Ace Hardware Names New Executive

This week, Ace Hardware Corporation announced the promotion of Rick Williams to the position of vice president of Information Technology (IT). Reporting to Ace’s chief financial officer, Williams will play an integral role in further driving strategic technology and systems ... Read More »

Organization Honors Do it Best Corp. President and CEO

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) presented Do it Best Corp. president and CEO Bob Taylor with one of its highest honors in recognition of his leadership and his company’s 30-plus years of support of the organization. BBBSA honored ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Recognized for Customer Service

For the ninth year in a row, J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction StudySM ranked Ace Hardware “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores.”Ace has earned this ranking every year since J. D. Power began surveying the ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Honors Retailers for Leadership

Ace Hardware Corporation has honored two of its retailers with awards recognizing their values and leadership. The co-op selected Ron Williams of Houston and Scott Schlapkohl of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as the recipients of the Ray A. Griffith Retail Leadership Award. Williams owns ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Reconsiders Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ace Hardware Corporation is willing to sell alternatives to insecticides that may contain chemicals that affect honeybees. Environmental agencies are evaluating if neonicotinoids–which are chemicals used in pesticides–are harmful to honeybee health. Ace may move away from selling products that contain neonicotinoids as alternative pesticides ... Read More »

First Quarter Results for Home Improvement Big Boxes, Co-Ops

First-quarter financials are out for two of the home improvement industry’s big-box chains and two of the co-ops. Check out articles on the Q1 fiscal 2015 numbers by clicking the following links: Ace Hardware Corporation Home Depot Lowe’s True Value Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Expanding Into Saudi Arabia

Do it Best Corp. has come to an agreement with a new overseas affiliate to develop its first retail locations in Saudi Arabia. The agreement provides Saudi Arabia-based Albawardi Group exclusive development rights in the country and will lead to Attken ... Read More »

Retired Ace Hardware Executive Dies at Age 94

Carl Bicking, former executive vice president of sales for Ace Hardware Corporation, died May 12 at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marian Bicking. Bicking was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Corps ... Read More »