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Ace Hardware Names New Board Member

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. has named Karen May as a new member of the cooperative’s board of directors. May is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Mondelēz International Inc., which was formerly Kraft Foods Inc. She has served in a ... Read More »

True Value Reports Small Q1 Declines

True Value

This week, True Value Co. reported a decrease in both revenue and gross billings, citing unfavorable weather patterns that led to a decline in retail traffic for the first quarter. The co-op posted gross billings of $502 million through the ... Read More »

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 »