February 1, 2017

An Ace Hardware TV commercial in 1975 makes a splash with sizzle and sex-appeal.

January 25, 2017

Roxie Schopp is a healthy third-grader and Children’s Miracle Network ambassador.

January 24, 2017

A century-old hardware retailer rejuvenates its technological infrastructure.

January 5, 2017

A move to stabilize Sears also includes closing 150 non-profitable stores.

December 21, 2016

The 37-year co-op executive had a front row seat for distribution innovations.

December 19, 2016

The SavingSOURCE initiative was launched in 2015, but the returns are already tangible.

December 14, 2016

The retail chain will now be 98 locations strong, with a strengthened foothold in Kansas.

December 12, 2016

The Private Label Manufacturers Association applauds a consumer-friendly packaging refresh.

December 8, 2016

An Ace retailer makes an impact in her community, and beyond.

December 7, 2016

It's the latest in a string of store-within-a-store concepts that have combined the forces of Sears and Ace.

December 2, 2016

A move towards more merchants and better integration of Ace's wholesale holdings.

December 2, 2016

Social media said one thing, but Ace Hardware says another: there has been no ban on sales to Dakota Access pipeline protesters. (Source: ABC News)

November 29, 2016

Aiming to discover what’s next, the co-op signs a deal with a new-product platform. 

November 21, 2016

For Rocky’s Ace Hardware, it’s time again to think of homeless and abandoned pets.

 

 

November 9, 2016

The two new locations are in the Norwood Park and Hardwood Heights neighborhoods.

November 8, 2016

After an acquisition, a family jumps back into business -- this time as Ken's Ace Hardware. (Source: Southeast Missourian)

July 23, 2015

A new location is slated to open this fall.

October 15, 2014

Country Ace Hardware owner and VP Amy Kaplanis, a retailer in Granby, Colorado, and member of Ace’s board of directors, appeared in Diversity Journal’s 13th Women Worth Watching report.

The article in Diversity Journal describes her career path from a successful consulting career in Corporate America to a fulfilling role in the family business.

February 24, 2014

Houston -- Ace executives took the stage to deliver rousing speeches at the General Session of the Ace 2014 Spring Convention & Exhibits, congratulating retailers on a strong 2013 and outlining the co-op's vision for 2014 and beyond.

Ace even had a proprietary rock 'n' roll theme song dedicated to its strategic initiative, "20/20 Vision," which added a spirited component to a slide show presented at the session. "The view is worth the climb," crooned the singer.

November 4, 2013

Chicago-based True Value Co., which took on a new CEO in May, announced the arrival of three new executives to the co-op's leadership team.

The restructuring brings Ken Goodgame, a former Ace executive, to True Value as senior VP and chief merchandising officer. He will replace Mike Clark, who announced his retirement. Also, Abhinav Shukla joins True Value as senior VP and COO; and Tim Mills becomes the company's new senior VP of growth.

August 28, 2013

A groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday drew representatives from Ace and local business leaders to the site of a future retail support center in West Jefferson, Ohio.

The co-op expects the 500,000-sq.-ft. facility to be completed in July 2014. The facility will essentially replace an older facility currently operating in Toledo.

May 6, 2013

Ace’s alliance with The Weather Channel provides homeowners with tips and tools to complete their outdoor home maintenance tasks.

April 19, 2013

Ace’s HardwareStoresForSale.com is designed to facilitate the buying and selling of hardware stores, and now related equipment.

September 4, 2012

Ace Hardware president and CEO Ray Griffith announced his plans to retire from the hardware cooperative on March 31, 2013, and the company’s board of directors has named Ace’s chief operating officer John Venhuizen his successor.

Effective Sept. 1, 2012, Venhuizen assumed the role of president, while retaining his existing chief operating officer duties of Ace Hardware Corp. Griffith will maintain his role as CEO until his retirement.