Retailer to provide one-stop shop to serve rural lifestyle
It won’t be long now hobby farmers!Tractor Supply Company has begun construction in Apopka. Construction on the store at 180 West 1st Street in Apopka began on January 23 with a goal of opening in late summer.
Tractor Supply Company has begun construction on the store at 180 West 1st Street in Apopka with a goal of opening in late summer. The company’s business model is to serve as a one-stop shop for the Apopka community’s farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others.
The Apopka Tractor Supply plans to hire 15 full and part-time employees with firsthand knowledge and expertise in caring for pets, livestock and land.
“We’re not just building a store, we’re building a team that understands the needs of the Apopka community,” said District Manager Dave Holland. “At Tractor Supply, we carry products that support the lifestyle our customers lead, the land they own and the animals in their care, so whether you are someone who raises horses and pets, runs a hobby farm or just enjoys the rural lifestyle, we’ll be there to make sure you have all the tools you need.”
At the store, customers will be able to shop a wide selection of products at a great value including workwear and boots, 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 Apopka store will also carry a wide variety of food and supplies for pets, equine and livestock.
The Tractor Supply team will also seek to support pet adoption initiatives, 4-H and FFA, county fairs and livestock shows.
Jeremy Anderson of Fitzgerald Construction will construct the 19,097 square foot retail space. The store plans include a sales floor and external support service area.
The store opening, which is expected to occur in August, will kick off with a four-day Grand Opening celebration.
Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At December 31, 2016, the Company operated 1,595 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.