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Ace Hardware was a hardware store formed in 1924 by Richard Hesse , E. Gunnard Lindquist , Frank Burke and Oscar Fisher in Chicago, Illinois. By 1976 Ace became a retailer-owned cooperative. As of 2004, the cooperative contains over 5,100 independent stores throughout the United States and in 60 different countries..
Their long-time slogan — The helpful hardware place — has been replaced by The helpful place. Much of their advertising since 1987 features John Madden, a former American football coach and announcer.
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