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New Owners Keep Weakley-Watson Hardware From Shuttering

Weakley-Watson Hardware

Weston Jacobs was scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed when he learned that Weakley-Watson Hardware was closing after 140 years of business. It had been years since Weston had lived in Brownwood, Texas, but anytime he went home, he stopped in ... Read More »

Former Young Retailer of the Year’s Store Honored by Home Hardware

Home Hardware

Dan Moulton, co-owner of Hanover Home Hardware Building Centre in Hanover, Ontario, Canada, has been honored again for his hard work and dedication as an independent retailer. In 2016, Moulton was selected by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) as a ... Read More »

Ace Hires Grainger VP to Oversee Wholesale Business

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. has hired Grainger executive Mark Spanswick to be president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC. Spanswick, 48, spent 27 years working for industrial supplier W.W. Grainger, where he served in a variety of leadership roles. Grainger is a publicly traded company ... Read More »

House-Hasson Expands Sales Territory, Dealer Market Attendance Grows


House-Hasson Hardware’s president Don Hasson says expansion into a new state and a growing sales effort in several other states led to a 13 percent increase in attendance at its most recent dealer market at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. ... Read More »

Store Camera Catches Viral Video of Storm in Action

viral video

When employees arrived to work at Key-Aid Ace Hardware on Saturday, Feb. 25, they knew bad weather was in the forecast. But the staff had no idea that the powerful storm that was brewing would come right to their front door. ... Read More »

How HGTV Star Nicole Curtis Depends on Independents

Nicole Curtis

HGTV star Nicole Curtis was at the recent Ace Hardware Spring 2017 Convention & Exhibits to promote products, but she also took time to tell Hardware Retailing about the independent retailers she relies on. Curtis’ TV show “Rehab Addict” details ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO: In a Retail War, ‘Differentiate or You Die’

When Ace Hardware’s top executive stepped on stage at the start of the co-op’s spring buying show, he had fierce words for fighting competitors: find weakness and “attack it relentlessly.” President and CEO John Venhuizen spoke March 16 to kick ... Read More »

True Value Releases 2016 Year-End Results

True Value Co.

True Value Company today released its year-end results for fiscal 2016, which included increases in gross billings, retail comp-store sales, net margin and more. The co-op reported total gross billings of $2,073.7 million for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, up 2 percent. ... Read More »