Tractor Supply Hits 1,900 Store Mark
During the pandemic, some retail operations continue to grow, and the latest example of that comes from Tractor Supply Co., which has just opened its 1,900th store.
The location? Oakhurst, California. The store opening also comes with $50,000 worth of donations to help the region’s ongoing battle against wildfires.
Tractor Supply’s store growth continues in all regions of the country as the Brentwood, Tennessee-based retailer seeks to serve the essential needs of farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen, and others.
“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,” said John Ordus, Tractor Supply’s EVP, chief stores officer. “If anything, this year has provided us with a greater opportunity to meet customers’ essential needs across all shopping channels.”
The Oakhurst store will feature giveaways and hot deals Thursday through Sunday. The store’s offerings include contactless curbside Buy Online, Pickup At Store; same-day delivery; 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, and riding mowers.
The store is located at 40245 Highway 49 in Oakhurst, and it's the 72nd Tractor Supply store to open in California.
Tractor Supply also has committed $25,000 to the following organizations that 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 also 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 said.
Tractor Supply was founded more than 80 years ago and has stores in 49 states. The company opened 80 new Tractor Supply stores in 2019 and expects to open 75 to 80 new locations in 2020.