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New Products, Services Rolled Out at Do it Best Spring Market

Do it Best

Do it Best Corp. is prepared to offer its retailers any product or service they need. This was evident at the co-op’s spring market, which was held last weekend at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The event featured new ... Read More »

Ace Hardware’s Income Up, Store Traffic Down in First Quarter

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. experienced increases in revenue and net income during the first quarter of 2017, as well as a slight dip in same-store sales. On May 17, the cooperative reported first-quarter 2017 revenue of $1.24 billion, which was an increase of 0.1 ... Read More »

Orgill Wins Community Impact Award


Orgill, Inc. is one of 15 winners of Trade & Industry Development’s 12th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. The awards program celebrates companies and projects that improve communities, revitalize environments and provide jobs. Wholesale distributor Orgill was honored ... Read More »

Ace’s New Wholesale Chief Talks Mergers, Expansion, ‘Growing Pains’

Ace Hardware

Mark Spanswick, the new president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings, spoke with Hardware Retailing about his nearly three-decade career with Grainger Industrial Supply and his current work of combining Ace Hardware’s wholesale business acquisitions into one growing company. Grainger is a publicly traded, business-to-business supplier. Spanswick ... Read More »

Primera Joins True Value Garden Center Business

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Primera, the nation’s largest professional turf and ornamental distribution co-op, recently joined True Value Co.’s Home & Garden Showplace, the hardware co-op’s garden center business unit. Established in 1999, Primera provides technologies and other opportunities to distributors and manufacturers specializing in the ... Read More »

Amazon Arrives in Australia, Hardware Association Responds


Since the mid-1990s, Amazon.com has evolved from an online bookstore to the e-commerce giant that has in many ways forced brick-and-mortar businesses to change the way they do business in the U.S. Additionally, Amazon has found its footing globally, establishing a presence in several countries ... Read More »

Ace Hardware’s Frank Carroll Departing to Lead Manufacturer

Ace Hardware

Frank Carroll, vice president of merchandising for Ace Hardware Corp., is leaving the cooperative to become CEO of manufacturer Broan-NuTone. Carroll has worked for Ace since 2013, when he joined the company in the position of general merchandise manager. Carroll’s ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Restructuring Its Distribution Network


Ace Hardware Corp. plans to restructure its East Coast distribution network—a move that includes closing both of its Emery-Waterhouse warehouses and building a new 1.1 million-square-foot facility, according to Ace. The consolidation of Ace’s distribution facilities is coming after a rigorous analysis of the ... Read More »