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True Value Announces 75th Anniversary Plans

True Value Hardware Co. recently announced its intentions for a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary. Founded in 1948 by John Cotter with 25 member stores, the business now serves over 4,500 independent retail hardware stores under a globally recognized brand in over 60 countries.

“Our 75th anniversary is a significant achievement for the True Value name,” says Chris Kempa, True Value CEO. “We have a proud heritage of supporting the growth and success of independent retailers and doing it better than anyone else. That’s how we started, how we operate now and how we plan to innovate for another 75 years.”

To celebrate the 75th anniversary, commemorative events will take place and highlight the brand’s pillars of hometown values and services while highlighting the leading innovation that will continue to propel True Value forward.

“Over the course of this year, True Value will mark its 75th anniversary with special sales events and celebrations with our vendors, retailers and the communities we serve,” says Kelly Megel, SVP of marketing. “This is a terrific time to share True Value’s rich history while redefining future engagement with our iconic brand.”

The company has launched an anniversary web page that shines a spotlight on many defining moments in True Value’s history, mission and vision. It also features a new 75th-anniversary video. Learn more about True Value here and discover 2023 Spring Reunion details here.

About Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

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