Ace Hardware Honors 2019 Vendors of the Year
8 companies recognized for helping retailers differentiate themselves through service, convenience and quality
Ace Hardware is proud to announce its 2019 Vendor of the Year honorees. This year, 8 vendor partners were recognized for showing demonstrative and measurable efforts to help Ace local retailers differentiate through service, convenience and quality – all key pillars of Ace’s long-term growth strategy.
“At Ace, we do business with over 5,000 vendors, but only eight are honored as Vendor of the Year,” said Brian Wiborg, Vice President of Merchandising. “Our 2019 winners delivered record-breaking 48% collective growth and provided Ace retailers with product and channel differentiation, unique and dynamic promotions, training and in-store support, high service levels and dug deep into their hearts to support Children’s Miracle Network.”
The following companies were recognized as Ace Hardware 2019 Vendors of the Year:
• EGO (Outdoor Power Equipment)
• Hampton Products (Builder’s Hardware)
• Hillman (Fasteners & Keys)
• Milwaukee (Power Tools & Accessories)
• Rust-Oleum (Paint)
• Traeger (BBQ)
• Truper (Garden Tools)
Ace also recognized Feit Electric as the Ace Foundation Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Vendor of the Year award in recognition of its donations and sponsorship of the Ace Hardware Foundation and CMN events.
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,300 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.