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Ace Hardware Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

• Record third quarter revenues of $1.4 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent from last year • U.S. same-store-sales up 1.8 percent during the quarter • Third quarter net income…
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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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Here’s what it’s like to be a home improvement retailer in the midst of a hurricane

Illinois-based Ace Hardware operates 70 stores in Texas and about 200 in Florida, both states that were recently impacted by hurricanes.

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Companies pitch in for a Harvey recovery – From Gatlinburg to Fort Wayne and beyond, support for the people of Houston

Around the country, the hardware and building supply industry is pitching in for Hurricane Harvey Relief, even as many of the same companies brace for Hurricane Irma. Business owners that have suffered through other natural disasters make particularly compelling arguments for lending a hand to those in need.

One such business is Ace Hardware of Gatlinburg. The store luckily escaped wildfires in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park nine months ago, while businesses across the street were devoured by flames. The company’s facebook post explains what the Tennessee store is doing for Harvey relief:

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Southeast Texas Ace retailers respond to Tropical Storm Harvey, ‘We are here. We are not leaving.’

Ace team puts true meaning to ‘red vested heroes’ during catastrophic storm Southeast Texas is bracing for another round of record flooding and devastation as Tropical Storm Harvey continues its…
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ACE HARDWARE CEO: I’d never say we’re Amazon proof, but here are 3 ways we can survive the retail apocalypse

Retail is in peril, and Amazon is a big reason why. But home improvement stores have enjoyed some protection from Amazon’s encroachment into virtually every sector. They’re sometimes described as…
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Ace Hardware reports second quarter 2017 results

– Record revenues of $1.5 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from last year – Net income, including one-time pre-tax charges of $7.8 million for our warehouse reconfiguration to support…
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Calling all Makers: Ace Hardware announces details for Maker to Market event

Ace Hardware’s Maker to Market event offers entrepreneurs and inventors the chance to make it big What: Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is calling on…
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Ace Hardware once again named ‘America’s Favorite Home Improvement Store’ in consumer research study

A new study conducted by Market Force Information® (Market Force), a worldwide leader in customer experience management, once again named Ace Hardware “America’s favorite home improvement store.” Ace Hardware received…
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Ace announces 2017 Coolest Hardware Stores

Ace honors Garrett Ace Hardware and Harleysville Ace Hardware with prestigious award Ace Hardware is proud to recognize two local Ace Hardware stores with the company’s sixth annual “Coolest Hardware…
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Ace Hardware announces an “Extra Mile Promise”

Extension of Ace’s Brand Promise pledges to provide customers with everything they need to tackle paint projects in one trip Ace Hardware announces the first-ever Extra Mile Promise™, a guarantee…
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Ace Hardware ranks highest in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power 11 years in a row

The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction StudySM ranked Ace Hardware “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores” for the eleventh year in a row. Ace…
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Ace Hardware announces new financing program to further ignite new store growth

Ace Hardware, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce a new financing program for Ace Hardware store owners that will help fuel the company’s new store growth…
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Ace Hardware reports first quarter 2017 results

– Revenues of $1.2 billion, up slightly from the prior year – Net income of $28.3 million, an increase of 8.4 percent from last year – Accrued patronage of $34.7…
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Ace Hardware climbs to 5,000 stores globally

Co-op attributes growth and momentum to commitment to quality, convenience and service Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is proud to announce its global store count has exceeded…
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Ace Hardware earns top retail position in 2017 Temkin Experience Rating

Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce it has earned top marks in the 2017 Temkin Experience Rating. Out of 331 companies evaluated, across 20…
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John Venhuizen—Differentiating Yourself From the Competition

Ace Hardware’s CEO and President John Venhuizen joins this week’s episode of the Entrepreneur Podcast to share his company’s story of successfully reinventing itself to fight against ever-increasing competition from…
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These Top 10 Franchises Lead Entrepreneur.com’s Franchise 500

CEO John Venhuizen says his brand is “about home preservation, rather than renovation, and therefore practically recession-resistant.”. Read More.

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