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Ace Looks to Experiences, Relationships for Store Success


In-store experiences and customer relationships were major topics at the Ace Hardware Spring 2019 Convention & Exhibits. Howard Schultz, former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, spoke at the convention’s general session, which kicked off the March 26-28 buying show in ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Is Focused on Retailer-Centric Change and Growth

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Onward and Upward By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Ace Hardware Corp. is on a growth path that maintains its retailer-owned cooperative model, continues to pursue its core values and finds new, adaptive ways to ... Read More »

Brothers Grow a Business by Saving Struggling Stores

From Famine to Flourish Brothers Martin and Art Ruggiero—owners of Desert Foothills Ace Hardware in Phoenix—were already business partners before most kids their age had moved on from their high school and college jobs. Their father, Al, had opened a ... Read More »

Insight From 3 Ace Hardware Executives

Hardware Retailing magazine spoke with three top executives from Ace Hardware Corp. to learn more about the co-op’s latest merchandising, logistics and marketing initiatives. John Surane, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Sales Officer Lori Bossmann, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain ... Read More »

Venhuizen Q&A: Ace Maintains Mission While Embracing Change

John Venhuizen President and CEO Venhuizen has worked at Ace Hardware for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions. In the past, he has overseen marketing, business development, strategy, supply chain, IT and Ace International. Hardware ... Read More »

Boston’s Ace Hardware Finds Fresh Growth

Boston's Ace Hardware

Boston’s Ace Hardware in Page, Arizona, isn’t new to finding opportunities for growth. The store has been operating since the 1960s and is currently going strong under the ownership of brothers Doug, David and Dan Boston. Major, profitable changes to ... Read More »

Oceanside Ace Hardware Exists to Give

Oceanside Ace Hardware

Michelle Pike’s plan when she opened Oceanside Ace Hardware in 2016 was to create a community asset. She had worked in the biotech industry for years and wanted to start a business, but the type of new business was secondary ... Read More »

Hardware Retailing March: Ace Hardware Distributor Profile

ace distributor profile

Check out the March issue of Hardware Retailing to get a close-up look at Ace Hardware’s latest initiatives and goals for the future. The March issue continues the magazine’s distributor profile series, exploring Ace Hardware’s mission and vision, merchandising strategy, latest logistics innovations ... Read More »