OAK BROOK, Ill., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction StudySM ranked Ace Hardware "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores" for the eleventh year in a row. Ace has been awarded this ranking by J.D. Power every year since the inception of the survey in 2006.
The 2017 J.D. Power study is based on responses from 2,751 consumers who purchased home improvement products or services over the past 12 months. Ace ranked highest among major retailers with an overall satisfaction index score of 835 on a 1,000-point scale. According to surveyed consumers, Ace performs particularly well in the categories of staff and service, as well as store facility.
This year's score is based on overall performance in the following five areas: merchandise, price, sales and promotion, staff and service, and store facility.
"We are truly honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award for the eleventh consecutive year," said John Venhuizen, President and CEO, Ace Hardware Corporation. "We could have never done it without the loyalty of our neighbors, the entrepreneurialism of our local owners and servant hearts of the 100,000 red-vested heroes upon whose back these awards stand."
In 2015, Ace Hardware launched the Ace Center for Excellence, a division created to help businesses and organizations around the world improve upon their customer experience utilizing Ace's award winning approach. Through keynotes and workshops, the Ace Center for Excellence shares the strategies and principles that help leaders cultivate, and team members to contribute to, a culture of customer service that exceeds the consumer's evolving expectations of helpfulness. For more information, visit www.acecenterforexcellence.com.
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About Ace Hardware
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or the company newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.
Disclaimer: Ace Hardware received the highest numerical score among retail stores in the proprietary J.D. Power 2017 Home Improvement Retail Store StudySM. Study based on responses from 2,751 consumers measuring six stores and opinions of consumers who purchased a home improvement product or service within the previous 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed February-March 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
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