Content about Retailers' cooperatives

January 8, 2014

Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed Tom Knox, 59, as president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, Ace’s largest chain comprising 85 stores.

September 30, 2013

Southern grocery store operator Rouses Markets will take ownership of six former Belle Foods stores in Alabama from Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), a retail-owner cooperative of which Rouses Markets is a member.

June 6, 2013

Tucker Development Corp. has signed a deal with Wakefern Food Corp. retail cooperative to bring a 67,000-sq.-ft. ShopRite grocery store to Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark, N.J.

April 1, 2013

Ace Hardware Corp. announced that John Venhuizen has been named president and CEO of the hardware cooperative.

March 26, 2013

Westlake Ace Hardware is showing off a new, fresh design at its location in Bolivar, Missouri.

October 5, 2012

Wakefern Food Corp. and NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, have started work on the installation of a rooftop solar system at a Wakefern Food Corp. distribution center in Keasbey, N.J.

September 12, 2012

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage said it plans to open seven new stores by March 2013, bringing the total count to 64 in 12 states.

August 9, 2012

Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, and Ace Hardware Corp., the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, announced an extended three-year agreement.

July 20, 2012

Tops Friendly Markets announced that the company has entered into an agreement with GU Markets LLC, an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., to acquire 21 supermarkets located in upstate New York and Vermont.

July 16, 2012

Ace Hardware has launched an “Express” format for both current Ace retailers and other business owners seeking to integrate the Ace brand into their existing offerings.

April 30, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced that it has entered into a strategic business partnership with TopSource LLC, a sourcing company and wholly owned subsidiary of Topco Associates LLC.

September 28, 2011

Ace Hardware Corp. has selected Suffolk, Va., for the company’s new 336,000-sq.-ft. Import Re-Distribution Center (RDC).

September 20, 2011

In a survey released Tuesday by J.D. Power and Associates, which polled customers about their expectations of their pharmacists, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Health Mart, Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy, Publix and Target rank highest in pharmacy customer satisfaction in their respective segments.

June 23, 2011

Elaborating on previously announced plans to downsize its brick-and-mortar footprint, Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn said this week that the electronics retailer is launching plans to wall off parts of its big-box stores and sublease the space to smaller retailers, such as grocers, beauty supply stores, home furnishing outlets and others.

June 8, 2011

Discount grocer Aldi ranks as the nation’s low-price grocery leader, according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Market Force Information.

March 8, 2011

Wakefern Food Corp., parent of the ShopRite supermarket chain, plans to introduce its PriceRite discount format in Maryland, opening a 37,000-sq.-ft. store in Woodlawn on March 13.

January 27, 2011

Inserra Supermarkets said Wednesday that its redevelopment plans for a 7.6-acre underutilized site in the heart of Wyckoff, N.J., which has been vacant for more than 10 years, are progressing.

October 24, 2010

A report released Monday said that Shoprite Holdings Ltd. chairman Christo Wiese is adamant that...

October 19, 2010

ShopRite said it has opened an 85,000-sq.-ft. store at Chesapeake Square Shopping Center, in Glen...

July 14, 2010

Wakefern Food Corp., the merchandising and distribution arm of ShopRite Supermarkets, said it has launched...

June 27, 2010

Gregg Ziegler, the former director and vice chairman of Ace Hardware Corp.'s board of directors,...

May 20, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, Ace Hardware ranks highest in customer satisfaction, according to the...

March 21, 2010

Wakefern Food Corp. has completed the conversion of the POS checkout systems at the 262...

October 20, 2009

Westlake Ace Hardware said Wednesday it has retained advertising agency Barkley as a new marketing...

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