Ace Hardware (US) Opens 1st Franchise Model Store in Mexico

Ace Hardware has opened its first store featuring its turnkey franchise model in Monterrey, Mexico.

The retailer aims to open 13 more stores by the end of 2022, according to a press release.

The store has 15 employees and is larger than 14,000 square feet. Of that space 2,000 square feet is dedicated as a showroom featuring tile, plumbing fixtures and bath accessories.

Ace has opened more than 900 stores globally in the past five years.

"We are excited with the grand opening of our first Ace Hardware in Mexico. It is the first of many stores we plan to open," Miguel Brunell, Ace Hardware franchisee, said in the release. "Our team is committed to delivering on Ace's brand promise of knowledgeable and helpful service, a wide assortment of quality products and a convenient shopping experience. We look forward to providing our customers with an extraordinary experience and raising the standards of home improvement retail in Mexico."

The franchise program in Mexico offers a variety of flexible store formats ranging from 300 square meters to 3,000 square meters and offers both Mexican and global brands to meet the needs of the home improvement consumer.

Ace Hardware is the largest hardware franchise worldwide with more than 5,600 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries.