Ace Building Smaller Stores
Ace Hardware has launched a scaled-down version of itself in nearly 400 locations. The new format, designed for 5,000 square feet or less, stocks more than 11,000 of the retailer's most popular and profitable products. "Our goal is both to drive incremental store growth for Ace and to mirror the 'best in class' offerings available at our larger stores," said Mike Berschauer, Ace's director of retail development, in a statement. "Essentially we're providing the same top-notch brands and exceptional customer service, but just in a smaller space."