ESCOGO is proud to supply our non-petrochemical charcoal lighter fluid to Ace Hardware nationwide. As a retailer-owned cooperative, Ace Hardware is wholly owned by its independently operated store owners. No shares of stock in the corporation are publicly traded. Rather, when retailers affiliate with Ace, they purchase shares of company stock, which gives them voting rights in the cooperative. This is their investment in the company.
Ace Hardware’s more than 4,600 retail stores are independently-owned, each with its own staff. There are approximately 80,000 store associates employed by Ace retailers. About 900 team members are employed at Ace Hardware’s corporate headquarters, located in Oak Brook, IL. Additionally, about 5,000 team members work at Ace’s distribution and manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.