June 28, 2013

Hertz is placing itself in direct competition with automated car-rental services like Zipcar this summer, a move that could have an impact on parking lots of home centers.

According to Bloomberg, Hertz is partnering with Lowe's and Walgreens (among others) in order to expand its presence via kiosks in place of having to buy additional property.

August 8, 2012

A small chain of Ace Hardware stores in the Midwest plans to add another unit -- this one in Duluth, Minn. -- by November, according to an article in the Duluth News Tribune. 

August 8, 2011

With a nod toward sustainability, Lenexa, Kan.-based Westlake Ace Hardware will offer an inkjet cartridge refilling service at six stores.

April 11, 2011

Twin brothers Craig and Jeff Smith opened Twins Ace Hardware in Fairfax, Va., in a 16,000-sq.-ft. store on Main Street.

The brothers have a combined 19 years experience in hardware retailing with the independent chain Strosniders Hardware. 

The new store, which has no other connection to Strosniders, is located in the Main Street Marketplace Shopping Center next to a Walgreens.

March 28, 2011

Some 30 Ace Hardware stores in the Chicago region are the latest retail outlets to offer ink cartridge refill services through a company called Ink-O-Dem.

Ink-O-Dem's ink cartridge refilling service is operating at about 4,500 Walgreens stores in the United States. In and around Chicago, the service is operating in retailers including two Micro Center stores in Chicago and Westmont, Fry's Electronics in Downers Grove, and hundreds of Walgreens, the company said.

August 10, 2008

Jorge Fernandez, electrical merchant for Home Depot, is like other home center merchants who see...