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SUGAR GROVE ACE ACHIEVES HIGHEST LEVEL OF RECOGNITION FROM ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION FOR EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE FOR THE 5TH STRAIGHT YEAR

Neighborhood store recognized as a top performing retail location

Sugar Grove, IL, August 28, 2019 – Ace Hardware Corporation is pleased to announce that Sugar Grove Ace has again achieved the designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing” store for its outstanding performance. Developed as part of Ace’s long-term retail growth strategy, 20/20 Vision, Pinnacle Performance Retailing is laser-focused on Ace’s customers, helping to ensure that Ace stores deliver on its brand promise day in and day out.

For more than 95 years, Ace Hardware has been serving its neighbors with helpful service and quality products. With more than 5,200 stores in approximately 70 countries, the team at Sugar Grove Ace is one of only a few hundred Ace retailers to achieve this prestigious Pinnacle status and one of only a small number of stores to achieve it 5 times. To achieve Pinnacle Performance Retailing, the team at Sugar Grove Ace successfully completed a number of key performance drivers that will help them provide a better overall shopping experience in their local community.

“Mark and his team at Sugar Grove Ace has ascended into a rather small and very impressive group of Ace retailers who have achieved Pinnacle Performance…. 5 times” said John Venhuizen, President and CEO, Ace Hardware Corporation. “Achieving Pinnacle Performance Retailing is a tremendous accomplishment for an Ace store but to achieve that status 5 straight years is incredible,” said John Tovar, Vice President, Retail Operations and New Business, Ace Hardware Corporation. “We’re pleased to recognize Sugar Grove Ace and its associates for their outstanding achievements, and proud to say they are a part of the Ace family.”

“As we approach our 5th Anniversary next month here in Sugar Grove the team at Sugar Grove Ace is incredibly pleased, honored and humbled to again achieve the status as a Pinnacle Performance Retailing store,” said Mark Driscoll, Owner at Sugar Grove Ace. “What this means for our customers is that we are more committed than ever to providing our loyal shoppers with the best possible retail experience; from customer service to product offerings and more, we’re doing our best to take ‘Ace helpful’ to a new level.”

About Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com



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