Fall 2015 Show News

September 11, 2015

  • DSC_6700_555x324 Fall Ace shatters attendance record and delivers big in Lawn & GardenAt the fall convention in Chicago, Ace delivered on its promise to provide a new format in grilling. Charcoal and gas grills have always dominated the category, but starting with the fall show, retailers can now offer more in the specialties of wood pellets, ceramic grills and smokers. Read More
  • DSC_7452_265x185 Outdoor Power showing significant growth at retailIn the last five years, Ace has seen substantial growth in outdoor power equipment. Mark Petranek, merchant, credits the addition of big brand names such as Toro and Craftsman. Ace is also muscling up in categories such as pressure washers. These categories deserve more space so Ace worked with fixture manufacturers, partnered with more brands and are now helping retailers make more of a presence with outdoor power. Read More
  • DSC_6717_265x185 Hot deals still available from fall show, deadline Sept. 20The fall show in Chicago showcased killer deals for retailers. And that was particularly evident in Savings Showcase. The good news is, those savings are still available for retailers to take advantage of. The bad news is, they are only available until Sept. 20. Read More
  • DSC_7160_265x185 Ace retailers on a mission at the fall showAshley Spangler is a man on a mission when he hits the Ace convention show floor. Spangler, of Spangler’s Ace Hardware in Dover, Pennsylvania, was looking for fresh ideas — whether it was business tips or inventory. Ultimately, he hoped that whatever he brought back to his store would drive up his profit. Read More
  • DSC_7264_265x185 Ace LED for Business program reaches B2B audienceSwitch, save and sell. That’s the objective behind a new Ace program that brings energy efficient lighting to Ace Hardware stores and can benefit commercial neighbors, as well. The Ace LED for Business program is an opportunity for retailers to save thousands of dollars in utility costs and generate thousands more in B2B sales. Read More

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