Epicor Customers Recognized As 'Industry's Best Retailers' In 2013 Beacon Awards
First Annual Awards Program Names Four Epicor Eagle Customers as Winners
Dublin, CA (Marketwired) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today congratulated Epicor Eagle customers Hartville Hardware of Ohio, Marmac Ace Hardware of Hawaii, Lutz Ace Hardware of Florida, and Sullivan Hardware and Garden of Indiana as Retail Beacon Award winners in the 2013 Beacon Awards. Winners were announced and presented with a Beacon Award during The Hardware Conference, held annually in Marco Island, Florida, celebrating its 25th year as the nation's largest independent dealer conference.
"This was a very exciting year for The Hardware Conference, we celebrated its 25th year serving the industry and the first year for the Beacon Awards," said Tom Chasteen, founder of The Hardware Conference. "The winners of this year's awards are an excellent representation of how the hardware industry is changing -- these leaders are helping to shape the hardware stores of the future."
The Beacon Awards, celebrating its first year, is a national industry awards program developed by The Hardware Conference and The Hardware Connection magazine to recognize the "best of the best" independent hardware and home improvement retailers in the U.S. Sponsored by Epicor, the Beacon Awards honors businesses and leaders in the hardware industry in the categories of community service, lifetime achievement, new stores, and innovative dealers, among others.
"Epicor congratulates Hartville Hardware, Marmac Ace Hardware, Lutz Ace Hardware, and Sullivan Hardware and Garden for their accomplishments and progressive influence on the retail hardware industry," said Craig McCollum, executive vice president and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. "We are proud to recognize these valued Epicor customers for their win in the Beacon Awards -- our commitment to provide innovative business management solutions help retailers lead the way in advancing their business operations in the hardware industry."
The full profiles of all Beacon Award winners and coverage of the 2013 Beacon Awards banquet can be found in the September/October 2013 issue of The Hardware Connection. Learn more about the Beacon Awards at www.thehardwareconnection.com/beacon-awards.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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