Ace Hardware opened in Casa Grande, Ariz., with a 9,950-sq.-ft. store in the Villago Marketplace, according to the TriValleyCentral.com web site.
Gas prices dropped five cents in a week and now stands at a national average of $3.70 for a gallon of regular. All 10 stocks on the roundup are ahead of last month and last year.
The Libertyville, Ill.-based buying group recognized its “presidential award” winners during its 2013 Management and Marketing Conference.
Phoenix-based Meritage Homes has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
The 86-store Midwest hardware store chain, recently purchased by Ace Hardware, spent the past year planning the new layout.
The national unemployment rate edged down to 7.7% in February, compared with 7.9% in January.
Lowe’s named José Luis Pier Castelló as president/general director of Lowe’s Mexico, effective March 15. He replaces Francisco Fernandez, who has left the company.
Arlington, Texas-based Decision Analyst, a market research firm, reported that its U.S. Economic Index fell from a reading of 101 in January 2013 to 99 in February 2013.
Montgomery, N.Y.-based LBM distributor Russin Lumber hired Larry Caron in the position of territory manager for the Eastern Pennsylvania market.