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.
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.