Ace surpasses 5,000 stores

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware has announced that its global store count has exceeded 5,000 locations. “At a time when a majority of brick and mortar retailers are facing declining store counts, decreased customer transactions, stalling sales and massive layoffs, I’m delighted to share that Ace’s global store count has surpassed 5,000 locations,” said John Venhuizen, president and CEO. Ace stores are found in sixty countries, with 207 new locations opened in 2016.