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.
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.