2018 Vendor of the Year
Updated April 18, 2019
Ace Hardware is proud to announce its 2018 Vendor of the Year honorees. This year, eight vendor partners were recognized for showing demonstrative and measurable efforts to help Ace invest in the brand, fulfill its helpful promise, enrich its merchandising assortment and support its business-to-business efforts – all key pillars of 20/20 Vision, our long-term growth strategy.
“Helping our local retailers differentiate through service, convenience and quality is our primary focus,” said Brian Wiborg, Vice President of Merchandising. “Our vendor partners are at the center of this differentiation, and this year’s group of honorees went above and beyond by delivering record-breaking double-digit growth, providing exclusive products, investing in incremental marketing and delivering exceptional service levels.”
The following companies were recognized at the 2019 Spring Convention in Orlando:
- Reliance Worldwide (Sharkbite Pipe Fittings)
- Perfect Aire (Air Conditioners/Dehumidifiers)
- Barenbrug (Grass Seed)
- Teknor Apex (Garden Hose)
- Scotts Miracle Gro (Lawn and Garden Chemicals)
- Weber (BBQ)
- Traeger (BBQ)
Ace also recognized Apex Tools as the Ace Foundation Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Vendor of the Year award in recognition of its donations and sponsorship of the Ace Hardware Foundation and CMN events.