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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Tractor Supply opens its largest distribution center


Tractor Supply Company opened its largest distribution center, in Navarre, Ohio, as the rural lifestyle retailer pursues an expansion of one-day delivery services. 

Tractor Supply CEO Hal Lawton cuts a pallet to officially open a new Ohio distribution center.

Courtesy of Business Wire


The 900,000-square-foot facility, which opened last Wednesday, is expected to serve about 250 stores and fill e-commerce orders for customers in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and other areas in the Upper Midwest. It’s the company’s first new distribution center since 2018, according to a release. 

"Our distribution centers are an essential part of our operations, keeping our stores stocked with everything our customers need," Chief Supply Chain Officer Colin Yankee said in a statement

The facility is part of a plan to add three new distribution centers, which will support efforts to expand one-day delivery to 99% of its customer base. The retailer will build its next facility in Maumelle, Arkansas, this year, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Kurt Barton said in a Q3 earnings call.

Tractor Supply has grown net sales 70% since 2018, the company said in its release. To keep up with demand, the retailer is also adding more mixing centers, which provide stores with just-in-time replenishment of some of the fastest-turning items.


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