Ace Hardware Corporation announced it has been ranked No. 7 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 report. In addition, Ace was also named No. 1 in its category on the Franchise 500 ranking. In 2016, Ace Hardware opened 152 new stores in the U.S., bringing Ace’s worldwide store count to more than 4,900 retail locations.
“Ace Hardware is honored to be named one of the year’s top 10 franchise systems by Entrepreneur magazine,” said Dan Miller, vp/Retail Operations and New Business, Ace Hardware Corporation. “Communities all across the world continue to embrace Ace Hardware because our independent store owners offer their neighbors something other retailers simply can’t – service, convenience and quality, all backed by an award-winning and globally trusted brand.”