A company known nationally for its durable farm equipment offerings has announced that it wants to build up to 500 new stores.
Those new stores will added to the roughly 720 outlets the Brentwood, Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Company has built in the last six years.
Altogether, the chain, known popularly as TSC, now has just over 1,700 stores.
Founded in 1938 as a mail order parts supplier, TSC today specializes in such items as riding mowers, paddleboats, hand trucks, water pumps and animal food.
Last year the company posted revenues in excess of $7.2 billion.
The average TSC store ranges anywhere between 15,000 to 20,000 square feet, with outdoor selling space of a similar size.
The company currently has 22 outlets in Arizona, 14 in Colorado, and 17 in New Mexico.
An example of TSC’s steady facility growth is seen with the announcement in January of 2017 that it opened its 1,600th store, located in Brentwood, California.
In April of this year, the company announced it was opening in Mocksville, North Carolina its 1,700 store.
One key to the company’s continuing growth was recently explained in a profile of the typical TSC customer by Bloomburg Businessweek: “The farmers, ranchers, and hobbyists the company caters to tend to have above-average income and below-average cost of living. They don’t have the time or inclination to wait for a product to come from the internet.”
By Garry Boulard
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