Participating Retailers & Distributors
Below is a partial list of participating Buying Day Retailers & Distributer of the past 2 years.
Ace is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the home improvement industry with estimated annual wholesale sales of $3.9 billion to more than 4,300 US retail stores. www.acehardware.com
Arett Sales Corporation
is a leading US lawn, garden, home and outdoor living distributor covering the Northeast, Mid Atlantic and Midwest, and focused on providing extraordinary service to its retail customers. Arett Sales is currently a $150 million company with headquarters in Pennsauken, New Jersey and warehouses with over 600,000 sq. ft. in Bristol, Ct. and Troy, OH. Arett’s private label brands/divisions include Good Tidings, Terra Verde, Good Prod, and THE WORKS, and Greensmith Graphics.
Arett Sales Corporation was founded in 1953 with the unique concept of distributing exclusively to the retail garden center.
Today, Arett Sales is managed by a team of professionals dedicated to serving the needs of retailers in the lawn, garden and home center industries.
Arett operates out of 2 warehouses in: Bristol, Connecticut and Troy, Ohio – with daily deliveries and salesperson service in 19 locations and Washington D.C.: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Bostwick-Braun is one of the oldest and largest wholesale hardware distributors in the Midwest, supplying both retail and commercial/industrial customers throughout a 22-state region. Established in 1855, they are Toledo, Ohio’s third-oldest business. Bostwick-Braun is 100% employee-owned, and are committed to excellence, innovation, and professionalism. Learn more about Bostwick-Braun HERE. www.bostwick-braun.com
Bricoalliance is an alliance of 8 independent European DIY chains in 10 different countries: Bauhof in Estonia, Bricoking in Spain, Byggmax in Sweden, Norway and Finland, Byko in Iceland, Hubo in Belgium and more recently Arro in Ireland, Utility in Italy and Bricoma in Morocco. Bricoalliance unites 440 stores and the combined sales turnover reads 1.257.000.000€.
Founded in 1922, Canadian Tire is one of Canada’s most trusted and recognized brands. More than 90% of the Canadian population lives within 15 minutes of one of their 487 stores across Canada. Canadian Tire’s annual sales: approximately 6.9 Bil Euros. www.canadiantire.ca
Central Network Retail Group, LLC (CNRG) is a multi-format, multi-brand retail company operating more than 80 hardware stores, home centers, and lumberyards throughout 10 states under 14 different retailer brands. These brands include: Marvin’s, Moore’s, Elliott’s, Town & Country and many others. www.cnrgstores.com
Firefly Buys is an e-commerce retailer with over 11 years of experience helping great brands and great products shine online. As a trusted partner to brands of all sizes, we sell on a variety of online marketplaces/channels including Amazon, Jet, Walmart.com, eBay, Google, and FireflyBuys.com. We focus on the consistency of pricing, messaging and supply while continually looking to optimize listings and promotions. Our corporate office and warehouse is located just outside of Atlanta, in Buford, Ga.
HDW – Hardware Distribution Warehouse, Inc.
is an employee owned company and provides over 1200 independent hardware stores and lumber yards a complete source for retail products in 9 states. HDW has distribution centers located in Greenwood, MS and Shreveport LA and is a member/owner of Distribution America, the nation’s largest network of independent hardware and paint sundries wholesale distributors. We deliver products on our own fleet of trucks from the Florida panhandle to the Texas panhandle and all points in between. Our independent dealers are serviced by our team of over 30 Territory Managers and Regional Sales Directors throughout the entire Mid-South region. More information is available at www.hdwinc.com
Home Depot Canada
The Home Depot Canada operates 180 stores across Canada. Opportunities include providing innovative products for the entire network of Canadian stores, specific markets, specific stores, off-shelf programs, fence line programs and Homedepot.ca
Home Hardware is a top home improvement and construction materials retailer, cooperatively owned by over 1000 independently owned member stores, with an estimated annual sales at almost $4 bil. www.homehardware.ca
Jensen Distribution Services
Jensen Distribution Services, acquired by Ace Hardware Corporation in January of 2015, is a wholesale hardware distributor with approximately $150 million in wholesale revenue that serves more than 2,000 customers in 11 western states. Jensen Distribution Services carries more than 65,000 items, including household hardware, hand and power tools, electrical, paint and sundries, outdoor living, housewares, automotive, and lawn and garden products.
KWB is an internationally operating distribution company based in Stuhr, Germany. KWB supplies a complete and well-chosen assortment of power tool accessories and hand tools for both the professional and the DIY user. A specialist buying team is always working looking to incorporate the latest new lines and product developments into their existing programs. www.kwb.eu
For over 60 years, Lancaster has demonstrated innovative leadership in the paint sundry industry. With the corporate office located in Spartanburg, South Carolina Lancaster originally served just a small portion of the Carolinas. Today, Lancaster has expanded its market area to include all of North America, The Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.
With the acquisition of Dynamic Paint Products based out of Toronto, Canada in 2014, Lancaster has expanded to 7 distribution centers located throughout the United States and Canada. This network of distribution centers enables us to provide dependable time-sensitive deliveries to customers throughout our service area. www.lancasterco.com
Monroe Hardware is a Member-Owner of Distribution America® with over 2 billion dollars in purchasing power. Headquartered in Monroe, North Carolina, Monroe Hardware is the largest independent distributor in the Carolinas. Our distribution center combines 200,000 square feet of warehouse space with 150,000 square feet of outside storage. Along with being the largest independent distributor in the Carolinas, we also have two retail locations, a service and repair center and a clearance outlet.
PRO Group, Inc. is a merchandising and marketing firm dedicated to generating ideas and developing for profit programs for Distributor and Retailer Members. By continually analyzing current and prospective markets, PRO Group pinpoints opportunities that will strengthen the network and benefit the bottom line of all Members. PRO Group represents more than $3 billion in annual buying power through PRO Hardware, GardenMaster, Golden-Link and FARMMART.
RONA is a major Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, building materials and home renovation products. The corporation operates a network of over 500 corporate, franchise and independent affiliate stores of complementary formats. With its nine distribution centres, RONA serves its own network as well as many independent dealers operating under different banners. With the help of its nearly 24,000 employees, the Corporation generates annual consolidated sales of $4.1 billion. www.rona.ca
SODIMAC is the largest big-box, home improvement retail chain in Latin America specialized in home improvement. SODIMAC has over 50 years in the business and more than 20,000 employees.
With a presence in Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Peru and annual sales of more than $1.5 bil., it has truly become an icon as a company.
SODIMAC is part of the Falabella Group, Chile’s largest retail group and one of the largest in South America. www.Sodimac.com
Toolstream is sole distributor of more than 5,000 branded hand tools, power tools, fixings and adhesives to retailers, wholesalers and merchants throughout Europe. Brands include Silverline, Triton, GMC, Fixman, Task, Bench Dog, Magswitch, Kreg, Elmer’s and Krazy Glue. Based in Yeovil, Somerset, Toolstream operates from a purpose-built distribution centre. Since 1999, their philosophy of providing over 5,000 tools ex-stock at low prices has earned Toolstream an unrivaled industry reputation. www.toolstream.com
As one of the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives, True Value represents independent retailer locations in over 60 countries with retail sales in their communities totaling about $5.5 billion with 13 regional distribution centers serving 4500 stores and approximately 2,500 True Value Associates. www.truevalue.com
Wallace Hardware Co.
For nearly a century, Wallace Hardware has been dedicated to providing innovative dealer services, guided by a deep commitment and focus to do the right thing for others. With 800 – 900 stores in their network, their annual sales reach from $90-100 million. Wallace serves about 55% independent hdwe with lumber, 35% lumber with hardware, and 20% specialty (industrial and convenience) stores and share business with the cop-ops, Orgill and DA Members. Their mission, vision and every day actions have projected a positive and motivating atmosphere that allows their dealer businesses to thrive and grow. www.wallacehardware.com
Westlake Ace Hardware
Westlake Ace Hardware is a chain of 98 neighborhood hardware stores operating in 8 states across the Midwest with a sales range of $280 – $300 million. Westlake Ace Hardware operates stores in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and North Carolina.
The company was started in 1905 in Huntsville, MO, when W.I. Westlake bought part ownership in a hardware store there. The company slowly expanded over the next few decades until Westlake joined the Ace Hardware distribution network in 1959 and eventually became the largest Ace dealer in America. Westlake’s average sales floor size is about 22,000 square feet. www.westlakehardware.com