The Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op says it intends to spread the word about the growth of Craftsman products in Ace stores.
John Hartmann has been appointed as the company’s new president and CEO, following the retirement of Heidemann, effective May 31
Houston-based Handy Hardware Wholesale says in a letter to members that the co-op is “moving in the right direction.”
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.
Lynn Bradley, senior director, retail development, is out at Handy Hardware Wholesale, a cost-cutting move according to the Houston-based co-op.
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 Houston-based hardware co-op that filed for bankruptcy protection in January says it has received “expressions of interest from third parties.”
Springfield, Mass.-based Rocky's will accept the Retailer of the Year Award at the 2013 Golden Hammer ceremony in Las Vegas May 8.