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Ace Hardware part of Do It Best?

 

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knows if Ace Hardware and Do It Best is the same company. I have been going through a POI I downloaded to fill in some missing info and quite a few of them don't show up on the Ace Hardware website, but when I look up the address on the net, it shows up as a Do It Best store.
Thank you for any help.

Cooperatives

They are coops.

From Wikipedia: In the U.S. there are four major nationwide wholesale suppliers to Hardware Stores. All four report more than $1 billion (US Dollars) in sales annually. Three of them operate as cooperatives: Do It Best Corp, from Fort Wayne Indiana, True Value company from Chicago Illinois and Ace Hardware from Oakbrook Illinois. Hardware store owners purchase stock in these suppliers and are "members" and "owners" as well as customers. A hardware store may choose to include the name of the cooperative in the advertised name of the store.

More here arrow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_store

So, there is no simple "yes" or "no" answer to your question. Sorry.

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competitors

That sounds to me like Ace Hardware and Do It Best are competitors, not partners.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

I just wondered why there

I just wondered why there would be Do It Best stores in a POI file named Ace Hardware. Unless possibly those stores were bought out by Do IT Best ??

Ace and Do It Best.

Maybe an independent store owner can be a member of both co-ops?

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Correct

alandb wrote:

Maybe an independent store owner can be a member of both co-ops?

I have seen Ace Hardware stores that do display the Do It Best name and others that don't.

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Well, actually I've come

Well, actually I've come across some other strange ones in this file. One was a location for a Cenex, and another for United Cooperative. Don't know how they got in there.

Do It Best vs. Ace

Two of the closest hardware stores to me switched their franchises from Ace to Do It Best.

I drive a few more miles as I prefer Ace Brand.

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Thats kinda what I figured

Thats kinda what I figured was going on. I'm pretty new to this site, is there a way to send the file in with updates and have someone verify and then update the file in the downloads section?

Submit File

Chris77 wrote:

Thats kinda what I figured was going on. I'm pretty new to this site, is there a way to send the file in with updates and have someone verify and then update the file in the downloads section?

At the upper-right of this page (any page), just above "Active Forum Topics", is a link called "upload and share a CSV or GPX file." Click on that.

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That would give a duplicate file on the site

@chris77 I assume you downloaded the "Ace hardware file". I don't see anything on the site for a "Do it Best". Ace Hardware is maintained by Mahoney. He is very active and up to date on his files. You should contact him via his contact tab with any changes.
http://www.poi-factory.com/user/7253

Gary A wrote:
Chris77 wrote:

Thats kinda what I figured was going on. I'm pretty new to this site, is there a way to send the file in with updates and have someone verify and then update the file in the downloads section?

At the upper-right of this page (any page), just above "Active Forum Topics", is a link called "upload and share a CSV or GPX file." Click on that.

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OK, thank you.

OK, thank you.

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