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Dana Sneade Banyasz: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Dana Sneade Sneade’s Ace Home Center, Owings, Md. Director of Operations Cagtegory: Multiple Store Operations One of the high points of Banyasz’s career may be the way she has drawn in more female …

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Trevor Kowalchuk: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Trevor Kowalchuk Brandon Home Hardware Building Center, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Dealer/Owner Category: Over $2 Million in annual sales When Kowalchuk decided to merge his business with a local building center, he faced a …

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Zach Coblentz: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Zach Coblentz Heartville Hardware, Hartville, Ohio Outdoor Power Equipment Division Manager Category: Over $2 Million in annual sales Every year since Coblentz took leadership of the power equipment department at Hartville Hardware, sales …

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Lee Rector: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Lee Rector Thomas Home Center True Value, McKinleyville, Calif. Retail Store Manager Category: Under $2 Million in annual sales While he grew up working in the family hardware store, Rector started working full-time …

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Blake Burgess: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Blake Burgess York Ace Hardware, York, Neb. Partial Owner/General Manager Category: Under $2 Million in annual sales After purchasing a local hardware store in 2010, Burgess spearheaded an update of nearly every aspect …

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James Coté: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. James Coté Osterville House & Garden, Osterville, Mass. Owner Category: Under $2 Million in annual sales When he was just 24 years old, Coté purchased a struggling hardware store that was about to …

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Say Goodbye to Credit Card Swipes and Signatures

Starting October 2015, MasterCard and Visa will usher in a major change in the U.S. credit card industry.  Credit cards will have microchips in them.  Consumers will use PIN numbers instead of signing credit card receipts.  And consumers will insert …

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Ace Makes J.D. Power Satisfaction List for Eighth Year

For an eighth consecutive year, Ace Hardware ranks highest in satisfying home improvement retail store customers. Ace Hardware achieves a score of 791 and performs particularly well in the staff and service factor. Menards ranks second with a score of …

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