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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 »

Exec Leaves Sears Holdings to Lead Pier 1 Imports

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Sears Holdings lost one of its top executives when Kmart president and chief member officer Alasdair James left in March. James had worked for Kmart, which Sears Holdings owns, since 2014, according to Business Insider. James is taking over as president ... Read More »

Walmart Cuts More Corporate-Level Jobs


After announcing 1,000 corporate jobs were being eliminated in January, Walmart is making another round of cuts at its Arkansas headquarters as it continues to invest billions in its e-commerce operations, according to an article from Reuters. On Tuesday, the big-box retailer confirmed ... Read More »

New Owners Keep Weakley-Watson Hardware From Shuttering

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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 »

Ace Hires Grainger VP to Oversee Wholesale Business

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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 »

CNRG Buying 7 Washington Hardware Stores


Central Network Retail Group (CNRG), a multiformat, multibrand retailer that operates stores in 11 states, is buying McLendon Hardware. The fourth generation of the McLendon family currently owns McLendon Hardware, which has seven stores in Washington state. CNRG currently operates 90 hardware stores, home ... Read More »

4 Retailers Honored as Industry’s Young Guns for 2017

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Every year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), Hardware Retailing magazine and the National Hardware Show® honor the industry’s leaders in the Top Guns program. To take a new spin on this year’s program, the association and the magazine ... Read More »

Store Camera Catches Viral Video of Storm in Action

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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 »