Industry vendors have a unique opportunity to introduce their products to Ace Hardware’s merchandise buyers during its Buying Days event on June 7 in Oak Brook, Ill.
The Chicago-based co-op has recognized its 2012 Supplier of the Year, among others.
Thomas E. Markert brings to the board a background that includes roles at Office Depot, Citicorp and Procter & Gamble.
CEO Lyle Heidemann describes 2012 as “one of the most profitable years in the company’s history.”
The Chicago-based co-op tapped Brent Burger, owner of hardware stores in Maine.
The co-op’s Retail Support Center has earned an award for outstanding achievement in operations and inventory management.
According to an article in the Record Searchlight of Redding, Calif., Weaver Lumber plans to take on the True Value brand.
The Houston-based hardware co-op, which filed its reorganization plan March 6, sees improvement in a key operational metric.
The Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op reported fiscal 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion along with a strong fourth quarter.
The co-op points to suppliers of the year in the categories of tools and equipment, lawn and garden and party/materials supplies.