Newsroom: John Venhuizen—Differentiating Yourself From the Competition

February 1, 2017

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 big box stores.

Featured Stories

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 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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Archived Stories

Backed by Visa, Ace steps up its rewards

October 3, 2010 | By Ken Clark The ability to bring instant credit to the sales floor of Ace Hardware stores is seen as a powerful new sales tool for…
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Boulder’s McGuckin dropping ties to True Value for Ace

McGuckin Hardware is ending its 30-year partnership with the True Value co-op as of Dec. 31, 2016, and will start buying from the Ace Hardware co-op as of Jan. 1,…
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Survey points to hardware optimism

How optimistic are 765 Ace Hardware retailers surveyed in the recent biennial Retailer Satisfaction Survey? Almost 90% say they “intend to grow and expand operations in the near term,” the…
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