TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY CELEBRATES ITS 1,900TH STORE OPENING
Sep. 28, 2020
Source: Tractor Supply Company news release
Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, today announced the milestone opening of its 1,900th store located in Oakhurst, California. In recognition of the occasion and the hardships local communities face, the Company will be donating $50,000 to support organizations battling nearby wildfires.
Tractor Supply's store growth continues in all regions of the country as the Company seeks to serve the essential needs of farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others.
"With the opening of the 1,900th Tractor Supply store, we're excited to continue to expand our footprint. I would like to thank our 38,000 Tractor Supply Team Members for their commitment to serving our customers and living our Mission and Values each day. While the COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a year like no one could have expected, people's love for taking care of their home, land, pets and animals - all part of what we call the Out Here lifestyle - has not changed.
"If anything, this year has provided us with a greater opportunity to meet customers' essential needs across all shopping channels. As we have for more than 80 years, we look forward to continuing to evolve and grow," said John Ordus, Tractor Supply's Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer.
The Oakhurst store will feature giveaways and hot deals Thursday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 20. The store's convenience offerings include contactless curbside Buy Online, Pickup At Store, same-day delivery from store and a pet wash station.
The store is stocked with a wide range of products including workwear and boots, equine and pet supplies, tractor and trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler and irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more.
The store is located at 40245 Highway 49 in Oakhurst, California, and it is the 72nd Tractor Supply store to open in California.
Disaster Relief Update
Tractor Supply has committed $25,000 to the following organizations who are aiding firefighting and recovery efforts in Madera County (Oakhurst) and surrounding areas that have been affected by the Creek Fire:
• Madera County Sheriff's Foundation, $15,000, to set up temporary housing for firefighters while working the fires;
• Coarsegold Stampede, $5,000, to take in large animals during the evacuation; and
• Central California Animal Disaster Team, $5,000, to take in small animals during the evacuation.
Tractor Supply is donating an additional $25,000 to support West Coast wildfire disaster relief efforts with a focus on emergency assistance and recovery support for firefighters and animals.
"Our thoughts are with everyone on the West Coast who has been affected by the wildfires, and we offer our support to the brave men and women who are fighting the fire and caring for those displaced by the destruction," Ordus added.
Tractor Supply was founded over 80 years ago and has grown from its early days as a tractor parts catalog company to become the largest retail store chain of rural lifestyle products, with 1,900 stores in 49 states, a robust e-commerce website and more than 38,000 Team Members across the country. The Company opened 80 new Tractor Supply stores in 2019 and expects to continue its strategic expansion plans with 75 to 80 new store openings in 2020.