The acquisitive, family owned hardware chain, Aubuchon, has joined Ace Hardware. This move adds 76 stores to Ace Hardware’s store count.
In order to best serve our team, customers and communities, we need to keep learning, innovating and growing. And after significant deliberation, we believe that joining Ace will strengthen our ability to serve and more strongly invest in our future. Ace and Aubuchon are better and stronger together than apart.William E. Aubuchon IV
Last month Ace Hardware said they had opened 100 new stores this year, with plans to open another 70 stores in 2023. This move dramatically boosts that store count and especially strengthens their presence in the northeast, where Aubuchon primarily operates.
While Aubuchon operates 112 stores total, 36 of those will remain as independent brands because they operate in the same footprint as existing Ace Hardware locations. In addition to their physical presence, Aubuchon also operates the domain hardwarestore.com.