On December 1, IHA’s International Business Council (IBC) hosted ACE Hardware International at an IBC Members-Only meeting in Chicago at the IHA office. With several IBC members in attendance, the retailer-owned cooperative explained how their Global team selects products and determines assortments offered to their member-retail stores outside of the U.S.A.
Following the presentation given by Tom Woods, International Merchandise Manager for ACE Hardware International, members were invited to engage in 15-minute, one-to-one meetings with purchasing executives from the Ace International team headed by Joe Furlane, VP International Merchandising and included, Kris Hagen, Senior Associate Merchant – International and Lana Williams, International Drop Ship Specialist.
In the presentation, Tom Woods discussed ACE Hardware International’s strategy along with its global capabilities prior to the individual meetings. A copy of the Ace presentation is available to IBC members on the IBC Member Portal.
To become a member of the International Business Council, please visit the IBC website and complete a brief survey to gain access to the ACE Hardware International presentation, global Key Retailer and Key Distributor Reports and many other benefits. Membership in IBC is complimentary for all Regular IHA Members.
For more information, contact Lori Szudarek.