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Improving Home Improvement: Home Depot & Lowe’s Lead In Volume But Trail In Customer Satisfaction

To paraphrase Bob Dylan (formerly Robert Zimmerman, of Hibbing MN.) “the times, they are a-changin’” – and fast! The coronavirus has led to previously unimaginable changes in lifestyle. In a…
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Ace Hardware Ranks Highest In Customer Satisfaction By J.D. Power

The world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative has achieved this ranking 13 out of the last 14 years Ace Hardware ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores” in…
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Ace Hardware Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Record fourth quarter revenues of $1.5 billion, an increase of 6.1 percent from last year U.S. same-store-sales up 2.1 percent during the quarter and 2.8 percent for the year Acehardware.com…
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Ace Hardware Gets Resourceful to Keep First Responders Safe

Southern Pines Ace Hardware has also stepped up its efforts to provide life-saving supplies to local first responders, nursing homes and government agencies including Moore County Emergency Management. “I got…
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City Paint + Ace Hardware Gives Away Masks to Frontline Workers

City Paint + Ace Hardware took to Facebook to announce a silent act of charity it had been doing all along. In recent weeks, the company managed to donate over…
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Hagan Ace Hardware donates bug repellent, hand sanitizer to FHP troopers

After Hagan Ace Hardware heard that local Florida Highway Patrol troopers were being eaten alive by gnats and mosquitoes while stopping traffic at checkpoints coming into Florida on I-95, the…
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Strunk Ace Hardware Donates $10k To Sister Season

Volunteers from Key West’s Sister Season Fund delivered homemade face masks to workers at Strunk Ace Hardware — and picked up a $10,000 donation from the store’s owner. Strunk said he had a figure…
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Local ER nurse grateful for support: Owner of ACE Hardware in Linden hand delivers much-sought-after respiratory mask

In times of crisis, signs of compassion and kindness can turn a horrible day into a heartwarming day to remember. That happened to one Linden area woman. The Times tracked…
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Surprise Squad provides groceries to family fighting COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are currently in the same situation of testing positive for COVID-19. While the Pioneer Valley has fared well compared to other regions,…
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Ace gives out flags for supporting local business

A few more flags are set to fly in Franklin County courtesy of a giveaway a local business leader hopes brings more support for local stores and a positive image…
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Always Essential, Forever Helpful

As an essential business, Ace Hardware remains open to support our communities and neighbors during this difficult time. Ace’s locally-owned stores are there to support the communities they serve when…
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Ace Hardware Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

Record fourth quarter revenues of $1.5 billion, an increase of 6.1 percent from last year U.S. same-store-sales up 2.1 percent during the quarter and 2.8 percent for the year Acehardware.com…
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Ace Hardware Vaults to No. 6 Ranking in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Annual Franchise 500®

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is proud to announce it has once again been named a top franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors…
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Harps Food Stores to Open Free-Standing Ace Hardware

Harps Food Stores will open its first free-standing Ace Hardware in Charleston, Ark., according to local news reports. The store will open in March and will be at the site of…
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Ace Hardware Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

• Record third quarter revenues of $1.53 billion, an increase of 7.2 percent from last year • U.S. same-store-sales up 3.4 percent; Acehardware.com up 81 percent • Record third quarter…
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Ace Hardware Jumps to No. 5 Ranking in Franchise Times’ Top 200

Hardware cooperative maintains the number two spot in the retail industry category Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce it was recently…
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Ace Hardware Announces Acquisition of Handyman Matters Franchise

Hardware Cooperative Expands into the Do-it-for-me Market with New Ace Handyman Services Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Handyman…
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Ace Hardware Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

• Record second quarter revenues of $1.69 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent from last year • U.S. same-store-sales up 1.7 percent; Acehardware.com up 58 percent • In 2019, Ace…
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Ace Hardware Expands Paint Business with Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore paints will be available at participating Ace stores across the country by Spring 2020 Ace Hardware Corporation and Benjamin Moore are pleased to announce an expanded relationship that…
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Ace Hardware Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

The world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative has achieved this ranking 12 out of the last 13 years Ace Hardware ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores” in…
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Ace Hardware Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

• Record first quarter revenues of $1.38 billion, an increase of 5.1 percent from last year • First quarter net income of $22.6 million, an increase of 89.9 percent from…
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Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags

Ace to collaborate with the VFW to distribute 1 million American flags nationwide this Memorial Day In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Ace Hardware is once again collaborating with…
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Ace Hardware Ranked Among Forbes’ Most Reputable Companies in America for 2019

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is proud to announce it has been named one of America’s Most Reputable Companies in America for 2019. Conducted…
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Ace Hardware Named one of America’s Best Employers in 2019 by Forbes

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce it has been named one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. Forbes, along with market…
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Ace Hardware Announces New E-Commerce Delivery Service

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce the roll out of “Buy Online, Deliver from Store” at participating locations across the country.…
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This Is America’s Favorite Home Improvement Store—It’s Not Home Depot (or Lowe’s)

America sure does have an opinion about their favorite stores! The country named the cheapest grocery store, and it has also chosen a favorite home improvement retailer. While Home Depot…
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Ace Hardware Ranked Among the Top Franchise Elite in Entrepreneur’s 2019 Annual Franchise 500®

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce it has once again been named a top franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. Recognized by entrepreneurs…
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Ace Hardware Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

• Record fourth quarter revenues of $1.4 billion, an increase of 5.7 percent from last year • U.S. same-store-sales up 1.3 percent during the quarter and 2.3 percent for the…
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Ace Hardware Honors 2019 ‘Coolest Hardware Stores’

Ace Hardware Corporation is proud to recognize two local Ace Hardware stores with the company’s eighth-annual “Coolest Hardware Store” awards. Ace Hardware, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, selects only a…
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Ace Hardware Corporation Named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation

Out of 2,400 nominations, Ace Hardware recognized as one of the top 101 companies in the country Ace Hardware Corporation has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest…
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True Value Hardware rebrands to Ace Hardware

Salida’s True Value Hardware is now Ace Hardware. “True Value is going a different direction than we wanted to,” store owner Jim Fontana said. “Ace just built a new warehouse…
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Ace Hardware Wants You to Know It’s Proud to Not Be a Big-Box Store

94-year-old chain stresses mom-and-pop traditions

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Ace Hardware Ranks No. 6 for Fourth Consecutive Year on Franchise Times’ Top 200

“We are proud to be recognized by Franchise Times as a top franchise for the fourth year in a row,” said John Tovar, Vice President Operations and New Business for…
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America’s favorite home improvement retailer is…

Ace Hardware, known for its neighborly service and an intense focus on the customer experience, earned the top spot, with a composite loyalty score of 63%, in a study by…
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Ace Hardware Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

• Record second quarter revenues of $1.6 billion, an increase of 6.4 percent from last year • U.S. same-store-sales up 3.3 percent during the quarter • Second quarter net income…
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Ace Hardware Expands Paint Partnership With Magnolia Home By Joanna Gaines®

TV personality’s premium interior paint line now available on acehardware.com/magnolia and participating Ace stores. Ace Hardware announced the launch of Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® Paint, marking the brand’s first-ever…
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2017 Annual Reports and Financials

One need not read or watch too much of the news to understand thechallenges that exist at retail. And to be certain, it was a challenging year for most brick-and-mortar…
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Ace Hardware Honors 2018 ‘Coolest Hardware Stores’

Ace Hardware Corporation recognizes four local stores for customized service. Ace Hardware Corporation is proud to recognize four local Ace Hardware stores with the company’s seventh-annual “Coolest Hardware Store” awards.…
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Ace Hardware Ranked Among Top 10 Companies for Customer Experience in 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings

Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce it has earned top marks in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, a cross-industry, open standard benchmark of…
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Ace Hardware Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

– Record fourth quarter revenues of $1.3 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent from last year – U.S. same-store-sales up 3.1 percent during the quarter – Record full year revenues…
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Lanier’s switches to Ace Hardware

Lanier’s Hardware has experienced a positive relationship with True Value since 1965, according to the Lanier family. But as systems manager Greg Taylor and vice president No. 2 Stewart Lanier…
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Ace Hardware reports third quarter 2017 results

– Record revenues of $1.34 billion, an increase of 9.1 percent from last year – Third quarter net income of $53.8 million, a $3.6 million increase from last year –…
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Ace Hardware retailers’ philanthropy strengthens neighborhoods across the country

Biannual Community Involvement Survey shows how Ace retailers support youth and local organizations. Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to share the results…
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Ace Hardware ranks No. 6 for third consecutive year on Franchise Times’ esteemed Top 200

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce it was ranked No. 6 on the 2017 Franchise Times Top 200, for the third…
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Ace Hardware acquires majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet

Ace Hardware Corporation and The Grommet, today announced that Ace Hardware has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet. The Grommet operates an e-commerce website…
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Ace Hardware acquires majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet

Ace Hardware Corporation and The Grommet, today announced that Ace Hardware has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet.

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Ace Hardware opens door for product pitches from small businesses

Linda Wachter had visions of the past, present and future Wednesday when she was one of 61 attendees invited to pitch her product to an Ace Hardware panel in hopes…
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Belgrade True Value to change affiliates to Ace Hardware

After 21 years, the True Value hardware store located on Jackrabbit Lane will be switching its affiliation company to Ace Hardware, and will be adopting the Ace Super Store setup, which is the company’s largest store size.

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The 5 Best Retail Franchises You Can Buy Right Now

Many of the best entrepreneurs — people like Sam Walton or Steve Jobs — aren’t necessarily tech geniuses, engineers or marketers. They’re salespeople first. They know how to convince others to give their product or service a chance, and then they make the most of that chance.

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Ace CEO: Hurricanes, Plans and an ‘Incredibly Good Enemy’

Ace Hardware’s president and CEO, John Venhuizen, recently sat down with Hardware Retailing for an interview. He discussed weather events that have impacted Ace retailers, strategies for competing with “an incredibly good enemy” in Amazon and the co-op’s opportunities and plans for growth.

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