Ace Hardware Expands Paint Business with Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore paints will be available at participating Ace stores across the country by Spring 2020
Ace Hardware Corporation and Benjamin Moore are pleased to announce an expanded relationship that will make Benjamin Moore paints more widely available to DIY customers at locally owned Ace Hardware stores across the country. Ace Hardware has named Benjamin Moore its preferred paint supplier and will offer an assortment of Benjamin Moore paints to participating Ace stores in the U.S. by Spring 2020.
“Since 2005, Benjamin Moore and Ace Hardware have worked together to service the DIY customer through the hardware segment. Expanding our relationship with Ace furthers our legacy commitment to the independent retail channel, while broadening access to Benjamin Moore for paint customers,” said Dan Calkins, Chairman and CEO of Benjamin Moore. “We look forward to continuing to offer the personalized service and industry expertise that consumers have come to expect from both Benjamin Moore and Ace Hardware.”
Benjamin Moore will increase its footprint in Ace Hardware stores and make its products available through an exclusive warehouse distribution program. This model will enable independently owned and operated Ace Hardware stores to carry an assortment of premium interior and exterior Benjamin Moore paints, notably Regal® Select and ben®. Benjamin Moore will also assume responsibility for manufacturing Clark+Kensington® and Royal®, Ace Hardware’s private label paint brands.
“Ace has been and will continue to be a neighborhood destination for quality paint and helpful advice. Our expanded relationship with Benjamin Moore reinforces our commitment to provide the highest quality brands, that can’t be found in discount stores or websites, to our customers while further strengthening our independent retailers,” said John Surane, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Sales Officer of Ace Hardware. “We will continue to listen to our customers to ensure we offer the services they need and the products they want from brands who share our commitment to highest quality products, superior service and unrivaled retail convenience.”
About Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com
About Benjamin Moore
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura®, Regal® Select, CENTURY®, Ultra Spec®, Natura® and ben®. Benjamin Moore is renowned for its expansive color portfolio, offering consumers and designer more than 3,500 colors. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from its more than 5,000 locally owned and operated paint and decorating retailers.