Content about Mike Clark

November 5, 2013

True Value Co. senior VP and chief merchandising officer Mike Clark will retire from the co-op after serving in an advisory role through the end of the year.

Clark's post will be filled by former Ace Hardware executive Ken Goodgame, the co-op announced Tuesday.  

November 4, 2013

Chicago-based True Value Co., which took on a new CEO in May, announced the arrival of three new executives to the co-op's leadership team.

The restructuring brings Ken Goodgame, a former Ace executive, to True Value as senior VP and chief merchandising officer. He will replace Mike Clark, who announced his retirement. Also, Abhinav Shukla joins True Value as senior VP and COO; and Tim Mills becomes the company's new senior VP of growth.

October 18, 2013

During the height of what some call the Great Recession, as the country was struggling to reverse the economic slide, Tom Hardman was looking for positive themes his hardware store could use to project an attitude that said: “We refuse to participate in the recession.”

“I wanted something to lift our employees’ and customers’ attitudes. One was to make them feel that individually they could make a difference,” said Hardman, co-owner of Hardman Supply Co., of Spencer, W. Va.

March 15, 2013

ATLANTA — Pets, paint and credit figured prominently at the True Value Spring Market here.

September 24, 2012

Two notable newcomers appearing at the True Value Fall Market show floor in Salt Lake City were Stihl power tools and Benjamin Moore paints. 

Loyalty to national brands drives traffic, according to True Value senior VP and chief merchandising officer Mike Clark.

September 6, 2012

When Mike Clark, True Value’s senior VP and chief merchandising officer, talks about growth areas, he points to canning, he points to pet food. He points to strength in these warm times, of anything that moves cool air through a ouse, or moves water around the yard.

But Clark seems most excited about initiatives in farm and ranch. 

September 6, 2012

When Mike Clark, True Value’s  senior VP and chief merchandising officer, talks about growth areas, he points to canning, he points to pet food. He points to strength in these warm times, of anything that moves cool air through a house, or moves water around the yard.

But Clark seems most excited about initiatives in farm and ranch. 

March 1, 2012

Mike Clark is already looking ahead to Christmas. 

During Chicago-based True Value’s 2012 Spring Market general session last month, Clark, the co-op's senior VP and chief merchandising officer, told member retailers: "We know you're looking ahead to fall and winter and thinking about what's going to help you drive your sales."

November 7, 2011

As founder of the home channel’s leading Internet retailer of power tools, Don Cohen of ToolKing.com has as good a perspective as any on the trends shaping the power tools market.

His observation: “Faster, smaller, cheaper, better — that’s where products are going,” Cohen said. “There are more technology-enhanced products that are better looking, and better working, than ever before.”

September 28, 2011

With the message that relevant, up-to-date assortments are the lifeblood of successful hardware retailers, True Value Co.'s Mike Clark, senior VP and chief merchandising officer, identified winners during his presentation at the co-op's Fall Market in Philadelphia.

Clark also introduced the Chicago-based co-op's initial Farm & Ranch assortments.

True Value's farm and ranch offerings range from towing, jacks, oil and air filters, electric fencing, baler twine and Miller plastic buckets, to name a few.

November 2, 2008

The home channel is waking up to “staycations”—a term for people’s habit of spending more...

November 2, 2008

True Value president and CEO Lyle Heidemann delivered a pointed message to co-op members at...

August 24, 2008

Mike Clark took over as True Value senior vp and chief merchandising officer in April,...

June 15, 2008

The management shakeup at True Value continued last month, as two more merchandising executives resigned...

May 18, 2008

John Bonnot and Alex Ogle, division vps-merchandising, have elected to leave the company and pursue...

April 24, 2008

True Value announced April 25 the appointment of Mike Clark as senior vp and chief...

June 10, 2007

The 23rd Annual Golden Hammer Awards proved this year that home channel retailers can innovate,...