BRENTWOOD, TN, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Colin Yankee has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Distribution and Logistics.
In this role, Mr. Yankee will be responsible for management of all transportation and distribution center activities for Tractor Supply Company, as well as the distribution center growth strategy and continuous improvement of supply chain operational efficiencies. Mr. Yankee will report directly to Steve Barbarick, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, whose responsibilities now include Distribution and Logistics, in addition to Merchandising, Marketing, Inventory Management and Omni-Channel.
Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “With supply chain management becoming more critical as we continue to grow our business, we are excited to welcome Colin to the Tractor Supply team. Colin’s extensive management experience in both transportation and distribution within the retail industry will play a valuable role as we continue to increase our store count and develop alternative fulfillment strategies to support our customers’ rural lifestyle needs across the country.”
Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Mr. Yankee was Vice President, Logistics for Neiman Marcus. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Senior Director, Distribution and Transportation for Target Corporation, where he began as Production Planner and Operations Manager in 2004. Before 2004, he served as a Cavalry Officer, Captain in the United States Army. Mr. Yankee earned a Bachelor of Science, Engineering Degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and a Master of Science, Supply Chain Management Degree from Michigan State University.
About Tractor Supply Company
At September 26, 2015, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,465 stores in 49 states. The Company’s 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. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.
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