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Ace Reports ‘Record-Breaking’ First Quarter Increases

Ace Hardware today reported the company’s best first quarter for both revenues and net income in its 90-year history, it says. Total revenues were $1.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $155.5 million or 16.8 percent, ... Read More »

Do it Best Retail Support Center Recognized for Four-Year Safety Record

Do it Best Corp. recognized its Waco, Texas, Retail Service Center (RSC) team for its ongoing commitment to safety and recording four consecutive years without any lost time due to a safety incident or injury. The record safety streak is ... Read More »

Ace Partners with Valspar to Launch Paint Studio Advertising Campaign

Today Ace Hardware and Valspar Paint® introduced a new advertising campaign centered on familiar concepts from the beauty industry to introduce consumers to the new Paint Studio at Ace. The “Helpful is Beautiful” campaign, which was jointly developed by Ace ... Read More »

Stan Hardman, Former Do it Best Board Chairman, Hardware Retailing Top Gun, Passes Away

Former Do it Best Board of Directors Chairman and president and chairman emeritus of Hardman Supply Company Stanley Hardman passed away April 22. Hardman was born on May 11, 1944, in Morgantown, West Virginia. He died in the Levine & ... Read More »

Ace’s Open Buying Day Event for Prospective Vendors Scheduled for June 24

Industry vendors will have an opportunity to introduce their products to Ace Hardware at the co-op’s Open Buying Day Event on June 24 at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill. At the event, merchants from Ace Hardware will meet ... Read More »

Strong Farm, Pet, Ranch Sales Spur True Value’s First-Quarter Growth

True Value today reported revenue of $331.5 million for the quarter ending March 29, an increase of 6.0 percent or $18.9 million over the same period a year ago. Strong sales in the farm, ranch, auto and pet, seasonal, plumbing ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Names National Multi-Location Manager

Do it Best Corp. has named Gary Hoffmann to lead a business development team in the newly created role of National Multi-Location Sales and Business Development Manager, effective immediately. In this position, he’ll help the co-op further strengthen and support ... Read More »

Report: Retail Staff Key Factor in Customer Satisfaction with Paint Retailers

Staff drives high satisfaction with paint retailers and is the single most important factor differentiating the purchase experience among customers, according to the recent J.D. Power 2014 Paint Satisfaction StudySM—Retailer Segment. The study measures customer satisfaction with major paint retailers, ... Read More »