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Ace Hardware Acquires 50 Great Lakes Ace Stores

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Ace Hardware Corp. confirmed May 22 that the co-op now has full ownership of the Great Lakes Ace Hardware chain. The co-op’s first-quarter financial report says that Ace Hardware experienced revenue increases in early 2019, in part due to the acquisition of ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Begins E-Commerce Delivery Service

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Ace Hardware is introducing a new “buy online, deliver from store” program for Ace locations across the country, according to a press release. The company says the new delivery option is an important component of its enhanced e-commerce offering. “There ... Read More »

How Do it Best Provides Retailers the Building Blocks for Success

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The DNA of Service Nearly 75 years ago, Arnold Gerberding went door to door to hardware retailers and lumber dealers throughout the Midwest, asking them to pledge $1,000 to help secure greater buying power for their businesses and to maintain ... Read More »

Starr Q&A: Do it Best CEO Talks Co-Op’s Core Values and Strategic Goals

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Dan Starr President and CEO Dan Starr has served as president and CEO of Do it Best since 2016. He has previously served in a variety of roles since joining the company in 2006. Starr is only the fifth CEO ... Read More »

Hardware Retailing April: Do it Best Distributor Profile

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Check out the April issue of Hardware Retailing to get a close-up look at Do it Best’s latest initiatives and goals for the future. The April issue continues the magazine’s distributor profile series, exploring Do it Best’s supply chain initiatives, marketing resources for ... 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 »

Hardware Retailing March: Ace Hardware Distributor Profile

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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 »