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Ace Hardware Makes “Best Retailers for Black Friday” List

Black Friday is known as one of the biggest retail days of the year, when customers rush to get holiday shopping accomplished and find great deals. According to Wallethub’s “Best Retailers for Black Friday” list, Ace Hardware, along with JCPenney, Sears and Walgreens, will have some of the best deals available to consumers.

Ace Hardware was ranked at No. 8 out of the top 10 companies offering the best deals.

Wallethub, a personal finance social network, surveyed more than 5,000 deals from the 2014 Black Friday ad scans of the biggest U.S. retailers. It then analyzed the average discount rate offered by each of these retailers.

Wallethub found that the average discount for Black Friday is 39 percent. JCPenney, the retailer ranked at No. 1 for the best deals, had the highest discount rate, at 65 percent, compared to Costco, ranked last, which averaged a 21 percent discount rate. Amazon was also ranked lower on the list, due to its 26 percent average discount rate.

Best Retailers for Black Friday

  1. JCPenney (65%)
  2. Macy’s (54%)
  3. Rite Aid (53%)
  4. Meijer (51%)
  5. Sears (50%)
  6. Walgreens (47%)
  7. Office Depot and OfficeMax (44%)
  8. Ace Hardware (41%)
  9. Kohl’s (40%)
  10. Staples (39%)

To see the full list of retailers, click here.

About Sara Logel

As NRHA’s market research analyst, Sara conducts organic research and stays abreast of industry trends to help hardware retailers better run their business. Sara also contributes to editorial content in Hardware Retailing magazine. Sara received her B.S. in Marketing and Spanish from Butler University and, after graduation, began her career with NRHA. Sara enjoys traveling, being outdoors and exploring the city of Indianapolis.

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