Ace Hardware Corporation recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. The hardware cooperative was founded in Chicago in 1924 by five independent hardware store owners who decided to unite their hardware businesses to increase their collective buying power in the industry.
Today, Ace Hardware has more than 4,850 hardware stores worldwide with approximately 100,000 retail associates. “It’s a privilege to lead this great company; a company that has grown quite large but to this day is still comprised primarily of local, family businesses around the globe,” said John Venhuizen, president and CEO, Ace Hardware Corporation.
In celebration of Ace’s 90th anniversary, Ace stores across the country hosted a national promotional event last week. The event featured 20% off gallons of Clark+Kensington paint and primer in one, special offers on a variety of lawn, garden and outdoor living items, as well as a selection of home maintenance items priced at 90 cents in honor of Ace’s milestone anniversary. In addition, throughout the month of April Ace’s Facebook page will celebrate the 90th anniversary by offering consumers the chance to win prizes from brands like Craftsman, Scotts and Weber.