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March 4, 2014

It’s not just Tractor Supply that’s riding a wave of growth in the sector for hobby farmers and backyard ranchers.

This is not an article about Tractor Supply.

But let’s face it. You can’t write about the farm-and-ranch retail sector without referring to the Brentwood, Tenn.-based giant either as a competitor or as a role model.

October 18, 2013

During a recent Goldman Sachs investor conference, analyst Matt Fassler described Tractor Supply as “one of the most unique differentiated growth stories in retail.”

That was the cue for CEO Greg Sandfort to share some of the Brentwood, Tenn.-based company’s insights into its large and growing brand of farm-and-ranch retailing. And he shredded a few myths of rural retailing in the process.

October 8, 2013

Executives from Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. plan to ceremoniously ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York City Oct. 10.

The event is designed to celebrate the farm-and-ranch giant's 75th anniversary. 

President and CEO Greg Sandfort will be joined by former CEOs Joe Scarlett and Jim Wright in attendance, as well as CFO Tony Crudele and Cindie Jamison, lead director of the board.

July 25, 2013

Tractor Supply celebrated its 21st consecutive quarter of year-over-year same-store transaction count increases on its way to a double-digit sales gain for the three-months ended June 29.

The Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch giant posted second-quarter sales of $1.46 billion, up 12.7% from $1.29 billion a year ago. Net income for the quarter rose 15.9% to $123.6 million, up from $106.6 million. 

April 25, 2013

Even with no early spring in 2013, comp-store sales increased 0.5% for the Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch retailer

February 21, 2013

For the past several years, whenever Tractor Supply's CEO Jim Wright spoke about his company's earnings, he usually described a strong performance in a challenging environment — a 1,000-plus-store little engine that could.

Last month, his replacement, Greg Sandfort, picked up where Wright left off, pointing to a 10.8% fourth-quarter sales increase and a 24% increase in net income. In his first earnings call as CEO, Sandfort ran analysts through the Brentwood, Tenn.-based retailer's challenges and opportunities.

November 2, 2012

Among the top 10 companies on the 2012 Home Channel News Industry Scoreboard, none grew faster than Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply. The farm-and-ranch lifestyle provider showed a 16.3% sales increase and an overall ranking of seventh on the Top 300 retailer list.

Rural King Supply of Mattoon, Ill., moved up the list from 25th to 22nd. Also moving up the rankings were Atwood Ranch & Home of Enid, Okla., and Bomgaars Supply of Sioux City, Iowa.

July 25, 2012

Despite a stagnant economy and drought conditions across large parts of the country, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. reported sales and earnings growth.

The company posted second-quarter sales of $1.29 billion, up 9.6% from $1.18 billion in the same quarter last year.

The nation’s largest chain of farm and ranch specialty stores posted earnings of $106.6 million, up 8.3% from $91.2 million in the year-ago period. 

April 25, 2012

A mild spring of weather conducive to farm and ranch sales propelled Tractor Supply Corp. to a strong first quarter.

The Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch retailer saw same-store sales increase 11.5% in the first quarter ended March 31. Net sales increased 22.0% to $1.02 billion.

Net income for the quarter was $40.3 million, compared to net income of $18.3 million in the same quarter last year.

April 12, 2012

Reacting quickly to an early spring, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. said its first-quarter sales increased 22% to $1.02 billion.

Same-store sales for the quarter increased 11.5%. The country’s largest farm-and-ranch retailer, which will release its full first-quarter earnings results April 25, said the same-store sales increase was driven, in part, by early spring weather in 2012.

January 11, 2012

Tractor Supply offered an early view of its fourth quarter sales performance, which included a 7.6% same store sales gain.

The Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch retailer plans to release its full fourth quarter 2011 results Feb. 1, but according to CEO Jim Wright, the strong fourth quarter performance merited an update. 

February 28, 2011

Sanford Sigoloff, a turnaround specialist who worked for Wickes and Builders Emporium, died of complications of pneumonia in his home in Brentwood, Calif., on Feb. 19, according to an obituary in the New York Times. He was 80 years old and also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. 

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