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HDW Appoints New President

Hardware Distribution Warehouses

Billy Stapleton has been appointed the new president of Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) by the organization’s board of directors. The move comes after previous president and CEO Kenneth Beauvais resigned earlier this month. Stapleton has been with HDW for ... Read More »

Orgill Announces New Executive Roles

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Orgill, Inc., the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor, has announced that members of its veteran executive team will have new responsibilities beginning January 2019. Ron Beal, Orgill’s longtime chairman, president and CEO, will drop the president title, but remains the ... Read More »

Product Previews, New Vendors Bring Heat to Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market

With unique products to scope out and early product peeks to entice, the 2018 Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market offered Blish-Mize customers a great market experience, along with plenty of deals on a number of products across multiple categories. The buying ... Read More »

Exclusive Q&A: True Value CEO Discusses Upcoming Reunion, Future

True Value CEO

True Value’s President and CEO John Hartmann wants to make it clear that the doors are open for all independent retailers to attend the True Value Fall Reunion in Denver regardless of wholesale affiliation, size or market. This is a ... Read More »

Plenty to See and Do at the Orgill Fall Dealer Market

Orgill Fall Dealer Market

It was a busy few days at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, as retailers from all over the world gathered for the Orgill Fall Dealer Market, which was held Aug. 23-25. With a record number of retailer ... Read More »

Orgill to Expand Texas Distribution Center

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Orgill Inc. has announced that the company will be expanding its distribution center in Kilgore, Texas. The company will nearly double the size of the existing facility to nearly 1 million square feet. “We’re pleased to be in a position ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Names Kim Lefko as Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Lefko

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim Lefko to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO). Lefko will report directly to John Venhuizen, president and CEO of the co-op. As the company’s new CMO, Lefko ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Corp. to Expand Ohio Distribution Center

Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced expansion plans for its retail support center in West Jefferson, Ohio, as part of the co-op’s plans to grow and restructure its distribution network. The renovations will add more than 300,000 square feet to the ... Read More »