March 10, 2015

The May 1 event in Oak Brook, Illinois, is described as an opportunity for prospective vendors.

March 2, 2015

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based co-op launched 31 Days of Color, an integrated color experience that includes a new “Color of the Day” each day of March.

January 5, 2015

Founded in 1883, and based in Spokane, Wash., Jensen Distribution Services is a wholesale hardware distributor with approximately $150 million in wholesale revenue that serves more than 2,000 customers in 11 western states.

September 17, 2014

Orlando, Florida -- Financing and technology were among the new-and-improved tools that Ace Hardware executives rolled out onto the stage of the Ace Hardware general session here Wednesday morning.

At the same session, the co-op rallied around the morning's slogan "Building Momentum," and executives had statistics to back it up.             

August 15, 2014

Freight transportation provider Hub Group is the recipient of Sears Holdings’ Partners in Transformation award, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company announced Friday.

"Hub Group has been a proud transportation provider for Sears Holdings since 1990," Hub Group chairman and CEO David P. Yeager said. "It is an honor to receive this award and it has been a pleasure to watch our relationship grow steadily from hard work and dedication on both sides."

June 9, 2014

The J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study gave high marks to Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp.

J.D. Power’s ranking have Ace Hardware “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores” for the eighth year in a row. Ace has captured this ranking ever since the organization began this study eight years ago. 

May 15, 2014

A buy-one-get-one deal described as the co-op’s most aggressive promotion ever is bolstering the Oak Brook, Illinois-based co-op’s grand opening of The Paint Studio in some 3,200 stores. 

On Saturday and Sunday (May 17 and 18), consumers can get a second gallon for free of either Clark+Kensington or Valspar Optimus.

September 10, 2013

Orlando, Fla. -- Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen took the stage in Orlando during the co-op’s Fall Convention and energetically spelled out reasons for Ace stores to be optimistic. He also declared: “We lack the luxury to stand still.”

June 19, 2013

Las Vegas — Ray Griffith kicked off the Golden Hammer retail awards presentation with a joke: "Does everyone have an hour? I have a long speech." He got an even bigger laugh when he called out a moderator for his use of the word "entertainment" to describe the panel discussion.

But the concepts that Griffith and the other retail honorees shared during the 29th Golden Hammer Awards ceremony held here during the National Hardware Show contained a serious tone as hardware stores appear to be poised to pounce on a swelling industry recovery.

April 16, 2013

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op says it intends to spread the word about the growth of Craftsman products in Ace stores.

April 12, 2013

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.

April 5, 2013

Ray Griffith, the recently retired CEO of Ace Hardware, will enter the Home Channel Hall of Fame during the National Hardware Show in May.

March 22, 2013

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op reported fiscal 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion along with a strong fourth quarter.

February 27, 2013

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op launched hardwarestoresforsale.com as a listing service for retailers, regardless of affiliation.

May 28, 2012

According to an article in The Virginian-Pilot, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp.’s redistribution center at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center is nearing completion.

The facility, which broke ground last June, is described as a 336,000 square-foot import redistribution center. 

May 8, 2012

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. posted total revenues of $908.2 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 6.3% compared with 2011.

Net income was $10.2 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 49.3% compared with $6.8 million in 2011.

April 16, 2012

Ray Griffith, the CEO of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware, explained during an interview on Fox Business that consumers will continue to spend on their homes.

“We had a real good first quarter, and so far it’s carrying into April,” said Griffith during a segment described by the network as “Banking on do-it-yourself.”  

March 13, 2012

During the Oak Brook, Ill.-based hardware co-op’s spring market in Atlanta, executives communicated their mission and their vision.

Delivering good news early in the general session, CEO Ray Griffith pointed to sales of  $3.7 billion in fiscal 2011, up 5.1% from the previous year and stronger than the planned growth of 3%.

March 2, 2012

Even before Ace Hardware Corp. reported high single-digit sales increases for the quarter and the year — and even during a lingering housing downturn — CEO Ray Griffith told dealers that he liked the position in which Ace finds itself.

“Ongoing uncertainly keeps consumers cautious about spending, but many of you are doing well,” he told the members gathered in Denver for the co-op’s market last year.

February 16, 2012

Orlando, Fla. -- The stage of the 2012 City of Hope “Spirit of Life” event featured one brand new honoree, several more industry icons and 30 years of memories for the hardware/homebuilding group.

Convening for the good of the California-based cancer treatment and research center, executives and supporters filled a banquet room at the Rosen Plaza Hotel here on the eve of the International Builders' Show to honor the man of the hour: Ace Hardware's Ray Griffith. The president and CEO of the Oak Brook, Ill.-based hardware co-op accepted the 2012 Spirit of Life award.

November 16, 2011

Four South Dakota hardware stores have joined Ace Hardware, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op announced recently.

The stores, owned by John Niederauer, are located in the South Dakota cities of Dell Rapids, Miller, Redfield and Tea. All four stores underwent the transformation in mid-August.

September 14, 2011

Workers have been clearing land for what might be a large Ace Hardware distribution center in Suffolk, Va., according to an article in the Virginia Pilot.  

The Suffolk site is part of a planned 5.8 million-sq.-ft. complex under development on 900 acres by CenterPoint Properties Trust, which is based in Oak Brook, Ill., where Ace is also headquartered.

August 10, 2011

In a second-quarter earnings season characterized by weather-depressed sales figures, Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. managed to show a gain in revenues.

For the three months ended July 2, Ace saw revenues increase 0.5% to $1.021 billion. For the six-month period, sales increased 1.6% over the same two quarters in 2010.

June 3, 2011

The J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study ranked Ace Hardware highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores. It's the fifth straight year for the recognition.