Throwback Thursday: Ten years ago, TIMBER MART and Ace terminated their relationship

Throwback Thursday is a regular weekly feature in which we dip into the archives of the Hardlines Weekly Report.

On June 23, 2014, about ten years ago, we reported that TIMBER MART (then TIM-BR MART) had “announced to its members that it will no longer support the Ace banner program. According to letters sent out to its dealers on June 19 by TIM-BR MART president Bernie Owens, the move comes from dissatisfaction with Ace International, through which the partnership has long been structured.” Soon after this report, the Ace licence in Canada passed to RONA. Lowe’s inherited it when they purchased RONA in 2016. Then in 2020 the Ace licence was picked up by its current licensee, Peavey Industries.