SLIDESHOW: Ace Convention highlights

Ace Hardware dealers gathered in Orlando for the 2013 Ace Convention & Exhibits Sept. 10-12.
The event organizers say they expected more than 5,000 Ace retailers from all 50 states and 73 countries to attend.
In addition to buying and networking on the convention floor, the event’s retailer training sessions ran the gamut from strategies to remove unproductive inventory to prevent shoplifting and to increase retail space productivity.