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How The Grommet Empowers Entrepreneurs

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Click here to download a full pdf. A Space for Makers Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires time, networking and forging ahead, despite hearing “no” for the hundredth time. As an independent retailer, you’re likely familiar with the willpower and determination ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO: Focusing on Logistics, Labor and ‘Rational Optimism’

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The Ace Hardware Spring 2018 Convention & Exhibits brought together independent retailers, vendors and Ace corporate personnel in an environment designed for easy product ordering and sharing information. Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen addressed retailers at the convention, emphasizing three ... Read More »

Lowe’s Canadian Operations Evolve With Marcil Brand Change

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Lowe’s presence in Canada has been evolving over the past four years, with business acquisitions and branding changes included in the company’s growth strategy. One of its newest changes is the rebranding of 17 home improvement stores Feb. 26 in ... Read More »

Revenues, Same-Store Sales Up for Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware Corp. released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial results for 2017, showing increases in revenues and U.S. same-store sales. The home improvement cooperative saw fourth-quarter revenues of $1.3 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent from the same period in ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO Advises Priorities, ‘Productive Paranoia’ for Leaders

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David Novak, retired CEO of the company that owns the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut brands, recently interviewed Ace Hardware’s president and CEO for a podcast on leadership. John Venhuizen, who is president and CEO of Ace Hardware Corp., ... Read More »

Westlake Ace Hardware Buying 5 Stores, Expanding Into Washington

Westlake Ace Hardware is still in acquisition mode, now making plans to buy the Dennis Company, a five-store home improvement chain in Washington. On Jan. 11, Westlake announced the deal, which is slated to close March 26. The Dennis Company ... Read More »

Arizona Sisters Put Family in Family Business

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Sisters Julie Buchkowski and Tricia Dauwalder-Luna have a special bond. Not only are they best friends, but even as they have built families of their own, they have remained as close as ever by working together in their family business, ... Read More »

Former Ace Chain Owner C. Jay Buikema Dies at Age 78

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C. Jay Buikema, longtime owner and CEO of Buikema’s Ace Hardware stores in Illinois, died Dec. 5 at 78, according to the Chicago Tribune. Buikema was known in Naperville and Wheaton, Illinois, communities as a leader, defining “what it means ... Read More »