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Ace elects new board members.(NEWSMAKERS)
June 9, 2008... Ace Hardware elected three new members and re-elected one member to the Ace board of directors during its annual shareholders meeting on June 3, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op announced. Ace owners Jim Ackroyd and Gina Schaefer were elected to their first terms, and Jeff Schulein, also...
Customers rank retailers.(NEWSMAKERS)
June 9, 2008... Ace Hardware ranked highest in customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year, according to results of the annual J.D. Power and Associates 2008 home improvement retail store study. The study, in its second year, measures customer satisfaction with home improvement retail stores,...
Parr Lumber expands in Tacoma.(IN BRIEF)
June 9, 2008... Parr Lumber, the five-state pro dealer headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., opened a new lumberyard in Tacoma, Wash. The Tacoma store joined four other Parr locations in the Puget Sound area: a lumberyard in Everett, Wash.; and Parr Cabinet Outlets in Fife, Seattle and Lynnwood. Michael Kruse,...
Lowe's promotes 'staycation' trend.(IN BRIEF)
June 9, 2008... Through its "Creative Ideas" Web site and other online tools, Lowe's has opted to promote the "staycation" trend of individuals foregoing vacations in favor of spending time at home, primarily because of high gas prices. At www.lowescreativeideas.com/outdoorliving, the retailer promotes...
84 Lumber adds two locations.(IN BRIEF)
June 9, 2008... Pro dealer 84 Lumber held two grand openings June 3 in Wisconsin and Arkansas, according to a company announcement. The 50,650-square-foot store in McFarland, Wis., situated on 17 acres, is the pro dealer's second location in Wisconsin. The Eighty Four, Pa.-based company also operates a...