The True Value Company saw a reestablishment of the supply chain, logistics, and global distribution network, along with an addition of some new blood in the organization. Who has stepped into the scene? Why, it is none other than Ken Goodman, who was the General Merchandising Manager of Ace Hardware. He made a good fit for True Value; while at Ace Hardware, Goodman created new growth and large sales volumes.
A Novel Idea
Kenneth Goodgame, senior VP and Chief Merchandising Officer of the True Value Company, has the novel idea of bringing in goods that are new to the stores and to the industry as well. What is considerably inventive is that the products will provide:
What is the newest and best of the industry
A better reputation for all store dealers
Innovation for the marketplace
Appreciable savings to the customers
New items will arrive four at a time, for a total of 48 in 12 months. Goodgame states, “We know True Value hasn’t necessarily been known for being first to market or for getting new products into your stores quickly. That’s going to change.”
The Man Has Good Endgame
Goodgame certainly has an exceptional record of past triumphs. With a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Tennesse, he had held several prominent positions at The Home Depot, Newell Rubbermaid, then onto Techtronic Industries North America, before his positions mentioned previously with Ace Hardware and True Value. Goodgame indicated that he would create change at True Value. In reading through his gleaming resume, that should be enough evidence to show that he means business.