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Epicor Retail Associations

Leading companies join retail trade associations to keep up with industry best practices, stay ahead of trends, and grow their networks. Epicor values these relationships and is a proud member of the retail associations listed below.

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association

AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. Its key membership benefits and services include Government Affairs, Know Your Parts®, Market Research, International Programs, Technology/Data Programs, Councils/Committees, Events, News and Information.  


Ace stores – 4,400 of them across the U.S.A. – come in all sizes and shapes. We have small, urban stores, large rural stores and everything in between. Ace stores offer a wide variety of hardware and fix-and-replace type products, as well as niche items and services relevant to your community. Each Ace store is independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs – hard-working, passionate business owners who are involved with and, many times, reside in the communities where their stores are. And of course, every Ace store offers our famous, friendly, expert advice and service that sets Ace stores apart from all the rest.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Incorporated January 2000, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. helps auto parts stores deliver quality products and affordable prices to consumers everywhere in North America. Although it's members, Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper were founded independently in the 70s, each has always been backed by the buying power that makes it possible for small businesses to survive in an intensely competitive international automotive market.  


ALLPRO® Corporation is a business-to-business buying cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating products dealers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and parts of Europe. Our mission is to provide our membership with a distinct competitive advantage in today's marketplace by seeking out only those programs and initiatives that will help improve the operations, market position, and profitability of our member companies. ALLPRO currently serves 270 such companies who collectively represent almost 1,400 store fronts that service the professional trades as well as the consumer market.

American Nursery & Landscape Association

Now in its 135th year, the American Nursery & Landscape Association is the national trade association for the nursery and landscape industry. Members grow, distribute, and retail plants of all types, and design and install landscapes for residential and commercial customers. ANLA provides education, research, public relations, and representation services to members. ANLA gives members a strategic advantage in the marketplace and enables them to operate more effectively and provide the public with quality plants, landscape design and installations, and related products and services.

American Society for Automation in Pharmacy

The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy is an association to foster the understanding of the role that technology plays in assisting pharmacies to promote patient safety and the proper use of medications, comply with laws and regulations, and operate their practices more efficiently by providing a forum for sharing diverse knowledge and perspectives on the modern practice of pharmacy.


Castle dealers carry the names you know and trust for building materials and hardware. For most dealers, having access to 400+ suppliers would be enough. But not for Castle dealers. Castle dealers can order products from whomever, and wherever, they want. The independence of our dealers is the fundamental principle of Castle membership. If dealers see a need for a unique or unusual product in their community, they're free to carry it or track it down for a customer. That's the beauty of being a true independent. Of course, it helps to be a member of Castle. Our purchasing power and national reputation guarantee excellent pricing and terms with any supplier, anywhere.

Do It Best

Do it Best Corp. represents over 4,100 independently owned hardware and home improvement retailers that are members of Do it Best Corp., the only full-line, full-service buying cooperative in the hardware, lumber and building materials industry. Do it Best Corp. member stores are located in all 50 states and in 45 countries worldwide, so there’s probably a retailer associated with Do it Best Corp. in your neighborhood. And, we offer over 65,000 items ranging from hardware to automotive, housewares and pet supplies, so you’re sure to find just what you need for that project, activity, event or hobby around your house, in your garage or in your yard!


ECGC is an alliance of leading independent garden centers for the exchange of information and ideas and a joining of our resources to increase profitability, inspire constant improvement and foster the highest professional standards in order to serve our customers and our community. ECGC is owned by eleven of the leading companies in the US garden center industry. They are all multi-generational privately owned and operated companies from Boston, Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington. There are 81 retail outlets, eight growing locations, landscape design build operations and offer product from annuals to casual furniture.

Emery Waterhouse

At Emery-Waterhouse, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with both an excellent selection of quality hardware and building materials and the highest-valued customer experience and service in the industry. We work hard to understand our customers' businesses, and are highly responsive to each of their unique needs. We constantly strive to be the provider of choice by delivering innovative programs and consistently high-quality service. By being easy to do business with at every point of contact, we build customer loyalty and longevity. Our extraordinary focus on customers ensures that we are doing the right thing to propel their success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.


ENAP, Inc. is a lumber and building materials cooperative specializing in servicing the pro-oriented dealer. Our mission is to be a resource for our members/customers for achieving operational excellence through competitive pricing and programs. ENAP, in turn, is an advocate for mills and manufacturers, representing superior products and providing sales support to grow market share. Our focus is your bottom line.

Handy Hardware

From a simple concept, proposed as early as 1954, came the shape of things to come - a group of independent retailers who would be capable of taking their purchasing into their own hands, and give themselves options. Since then, Handy's membership has grown to over 1,100 members in nine states and several Central American countries. We are proud of our roots, and proud of who we are today. Thanks to the far-reaching vision of a few, and under the guidance and management of many forward-thinking individuals over the years, Handy Hardware has become the major dealer buying group in the South-Central United States.

Home Hardware

Home stores are 100% Canadian owned, Dealer owned and operated major retailer, with 100,000 different items available! There's a perfect Home store for your project, gift idea or everyday household item. In 2004, Home Hardware Stores Limited celebrated 40 years of commitment and service to community and country. The company is a cooperative wholesaler, owned by over 1,000 independent small business operators from every corner of Canada, who operate under one of its four banners: Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre, Home Building Centre and Home Furniture.

Le Groupe BMR

Groupe B.M.R. Inc, which stands for Building Materials and Renovation, has a count of more than 183 dealers/members who operate renovation centers throughout Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario. The commercial flow generated by BMR dealers exceeds the billion dollar mark. This makes Groupe B.M.R. inc the second leading banner in Quebec for building materials, lumber and hardware. The BMR dealers are independent entrepreneurs who become partners of Groupe B.M.R. inc on a voluntary basis. Their expertise in building materials and hardware plus an excellent knowledge of their respective markets enables them to offer their clientele, consumers as well as contractors, a highly personalized service. Their partnership with Groupe B.M.R. inc provides the dealers/members with real competitive advantages to the satisfaction of all their customers.


Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corporation opened for business in 1935. Today LMC is made up of family and employee owned operations from coast to coast including the Bahamas and Hawaii. With over 1,200 locations, LMC dealers are well respected and recognized as leaders in the LBM industry. LMC Dealers are typically the majority of the ProSales 100 and consistently rank high in Home Channel Retailer Scoreboard.


Mid-States Distributing Company Inc. is a dynamic purchasing cooperative exclusively owned and operated by independent farm and ranch store retailers with over 600 stores throughout the United States and Canada. Our primary function is to assist our members to meet their sales and profit goals. Using our combined buying power to develop merchandising and marketing programs allows them to effectively operate in today's competitive marketplace. Because Mid-States is a non-profit cooperative that derives its operating income from membership dues, the results of our programs are passed directly to the members with no upcharges. Our merchandise mix consists of virtually every retail merchandise category from clothing to hardware to agricultural products.

Modern Sales

MSC is a Canadian co-operative with members from coast to coast, and vendors from around the globe. Being a recognized leader in the community, MSC provides its members with a wide range of products, and offers its vendors opportunities unavailable elsewhere in Canada. With over 300 vendors, more than 300 member locations and over 70 years in the business, MSC has proven itself as a stable business organization and one with the distinction of being the most diverse co-operative in Canada.

National AAMCO Dealers Association

National AAMCO Dealers Association, NADA, is a trade association consisting of dealers that are independent owners of transmission repair centers operating under a franchise from AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. AAMCO has been the recognized leader in the transmission business for over forty years and in the past three years has expanded its services into the $200 billion general automotive repair aftermarket. With brand recognition in excess of 90%, almost 900 locations nationwide and the most highly skilled technicians in the industry, AAMCO is well positioned to become the market leader in brakes, tune-ups, air conditioning and other aftermarket services.

National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines and represent a vital part of the United States’ health care delivery system.

National Sporting Goods Association

The National Sporting Goods Association has worked on behalf of sporting goods retailers since founders disputed an unjust sporting goods tax in 1927. Today, NSGA continues to advocate on behalf of retailing in the sporting goods industry and supports industry efforts to increase sports participation.


Orgill, Inc. is the nation’s largest independently owned hardlines distributor providing retailers across the United States and in more than 60 countries throughout the world access to more than 60,000 products and industry-leading retail services. Originally founded in 1847 and headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Orgill, Inc. has emerged as the fastest growing hardlines distributor in the United States. Orgill’s market-focused approach to distribution has earned the company a reputation of unsurpassed customer service. Through its mix of sophisticated marketing programs, low-cost distribution services, highly flexible programs and a corporate dedication to support the uniqueness of individual retailers, Orgill has emerged as a viable alternative to the industry’s co-operatives.


RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products and operates a network of more than 950 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 17 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. The RONA mission is to offer the best service and the right product at the right price to North American consumers of housing and home improvement products. We do this through a strong network of corporate, franchised and affiliated stores which are leaders in their respective markets with a specific format and banner and an efficient management and distribution support.

True Value

A leader in the hardware business
Headquartered in Chicago, True Value Company is one of the world's largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives. With more than 5,000 independent retailers and an exciting new store format, we've created a compelling shopping experience for consumers, a winning opportunity for entrepreneur-retailers and a rewarding environment for those seeking a career with a company committed to its customers and growth. Whether operating as independent hardware stores or specialty businesses, our retailers are supported by the training, technology and retail support of an organization that strives to be the best in the industry. With a worldwide presence, True Value's cooperative serves 54 countries with 12 regional distribution centers and 3,000 associates. Many of our retailers enjoy a rich history spanning generations in their local communities. The True Value name is a trusted and recognized brand.

TruServ Canada

TruServ Canada is a 100% Retailer-Owned Company that is committed to its theme of "Supporting Independent Retailers". Warehousing and Distribution is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kitchener, Ontario where TruServ Canada supplies a complete range of Hardware, Tools, Paint, Electrical, Plumbing, Lawn & Garden, Automotive, Sporting Goods, Housewares, Stationery, Toys, Pet Food & Supplies, Domestics, Apparel and Crafts to Retail Customers across Canada on a weekly delivery basis. Over 40,000 SKUs are available via the warehouses with another 80,000+ available on direct programs. TruServ Canada store banners include True Value, V&S and Country Depot stores.

United Hardware

United Hardware Distributing Company is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor, providing products, retail programs, and support services to independent retailers. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, United Hardware services dealers from it’s 400,000 square foot distribution center located in Milbank, South Dakota, and delivers to locations in eighteen states. The corporate philosophy and objectives are “to provide quality name-brand goods at the lowest possible initial cost; and develop total merchandising, operational and promotional programs to assist United Hardware’s dealers in becoming more successful."

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