BBQ is on the menu for better sales and bigger profits


Find out how to make your store the neighborhood destination for all things BBQ at the fall show in Chicago.

Ace is always your place for phenomenal opportunities to boost your store’s sales. We’ve been on an incredible run with our BBQ category, growing sales by double digits year over year and grabbing market share from our competitors. This isn’t just driven by first-time buyers or buyers looking to replace or upgrade their old grill — 40 percent of customers are looking to buy a second or third grill to expand their backyard BBQ experience.

If you’re missing out on this incredible growth opportunity, you owe it to yourself to stop by Booth #1822 this fall in Chicago to find out how to make your store the neighborhood destination for all things BBQ.

We’ll be offering show-only specials of up to 40 percent off grill and smoker assortments to help you bring in the brands and products your customers want. Order at the show and you’ll also get free décor and POP to make your BBQ department a year-round destination and help drive consumer excitement.

Specialty BBQ categories are sizzling hot

Specialty BBQ categories have grown over 30 percent in each of the past three years. This fall, we’ll be showcasing pellet grills, kamado-style grills, electric smokers and even a solar-powered grill from GoSun, Big Green Egg, Louisiana Grill, Kamado Joe, Traeger, PK Grills, Charbroil and Masterbuilt. We’ll have live demos so you can taste the difference between the different brands and styles, and go back to your store armed with the information you need to sell ’em.

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Your BBQ sales will sizzle when you host grilling demos at your store. Retailers who do regular demonstrations see double-digit growth in this key category year over year. “People need to see stuff in action. It tips the scales if they see it, and they’re far more likely to purchase from us,” says retailer Kirsten Pellicer of Ace Hardware Longmont.

Talk to our experts at Booth #1822 this fall. You’ll learn all the ins and outs of running a successful grill demo that will boost sales at your store.


Outdoor BBQ Demo

Get a taste of what the BBQ Department has to offer. Visit our Outdoor Grilling Expo located just past the Ace Cafe, outside on the terrace from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Vendors will be grilling up samples to give you a taste of what each BBQ is able to create in terms of flavor and functionality.

Propane is where the profit is

Did you know the average Ace store sells over 47 LP tank exchanges or refills a month? The average customer gets 3.2 fills per year, and 40 percent of customers buy their fuel where they purchased their grill or BBQ, generating a fantastic profit of $4,600 a year. To meet this demand, we’ve partnered with Blue Rhino, a national supplier of LP tank exchanges and fills that can provide turnkey service to meet all your store’s LP needs, while reducing your costs up to 15 percent. We’ll have some exciting promotional offers for you when you sign up at the show, so stop by vendor Booth #1725 and find out how you can start making easy money selling Blue Rhino propane.

Join us in Chicago. Register today.

August 8, 2016