PetSmart opens its 1,600th store located in El Paso, Texas

PHOENIX, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart announced today (Nov. 29, 2017) it has reached a major milestone by opening its 1,600th store in its expanding store footprint across North America. The 1,600th store opened its doors last week and is located in El Paso, Texas, at 3790 Joe Battle Blvd. In addition, the leading pet specialty retailer announced the opening of its Casper, Wyo. store last month, marking PetSmart’s presence now in all 50 U.S. states.

The 1,600th PetSmart store in El Paso features nearly 18,000 square feet of space and includes a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Shop, which is a new feature in all new PetSmart stores. The shops are about 550 square feet and offer 400-plus items across several brands, and an expanded collection of pet food products featuring high-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food. These pet food types are the fastest growing in the overall pet food category, and include brands such as Only Natural Pet®, a natural pet line that is protein-first, sustainably produced, American-manufactured pet food, as well as a line of supplements and other natural pet solutions.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our associates and the community of El Paso, Texas,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president, store operations, services, supply chain and real estate, for PetSmart. “At a time when the retail world is dramatically changing and many retailers are closing stores, we are proud of our store expansion efforts. We continue to focus on meeting the needs of pets and pet parents alike, and a key element of that strategy includes expanding our brick-and-mortar footprint to be the most convenient, best-in-class retailer.”

Pet parents will find a comprehensive line of pet supply products at the new El Paso store, as well as services such as pet training, adoption services, and a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.* All PetSmart groomers are academy trained and safety certified, with PetSmart’s grooming graduates completing more than 800 hours of hands-on instruction, including grooming 200 dogs under supervision.

To celebrate this milestone, PetSmart is having a grand opening event this Sat., Dec. 2, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Local media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun.
The first 100 shoppers to make a purchase will receive coupons worth $30, and all customers will receive free giveaways such as T-shirts, pet toys and free photos with their pets.**

What: PetSmart Grand Opening Celebration
When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:45 a.m.
Where: PetSmart
3790 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX 79938
*Services are subject to availability. See store for details.
**All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.

About PetSmart®
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart™ Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada, invite more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.6 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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*Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold. The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S.

Source: PetSmart, Inc.

Tractor Supply Company announces the opening of its 1,600th store located in Brentwood, CA

Milestone Highlights the Company’s Continued Execution of Long-Term Growth Strategy

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2017-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today (1/26/2017) announced the opening of its 1,600th store in Brentwood, CA. The new store is located at 8800 Brentwood Boulevard and will hold its grand opening on Saturday, February 4th beginning at 8:00 a.m.

“We are extremely proud to be opening our 1,600th store in Brentwood, CA and to have reached another significant milestone, as we continue to deliver on our long-term growth strategy and strategic expansion across the country, including the Western region,” said Greg Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer of Tractor Supply Company. “We have seen strong regional performance in the west and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with new customers, as we continue to expand our store base and bring Tractor Supply closer to more customers who live the rural lifestyle.”

In celebration of the Company’s 1,600th store opening, the Brentwood, CA Tractor Supply store will be hosting several grand opening events. Celebrations include participation from a variety of community groups including local 4-H and FFA chapters, produce farmers and community garden organizations, pet and animal rescues and more. Each group will have its own dedicated booth and will provide activities ranging from interactive Q&A’s, local produce tastings, and animal exhibits. An authentic chuckwagon will also be on hand preparing food and beverages for event attendees to enjoy.

Tractor Supply was founded 79 years ago and has become the leading retailer serving the rural lifestyle. The Company has 24,000 team members and retail stores in every state, with the exception of Alaska. Tractor Supply opened a total of 113 new stores in 2016 and expects to continue its strategic expansion plans with mid-single digit store growth in 2017.

“We continue to be encouraged by the strong comparable sales we have seen from new store openings, which gives us great confidence as we continue to grow our footprint, enhance our merchandise product offering, and meet the evolving needs of our customers,” added Sandfort. “We are thrilled to open the doors of our Brentwood, CA store and look forward to serving this great community, as we get one step closer to our goal of opening 2,500 domestic Tractor Supply locations.”

For more information on Tractor Supply Company, or to shop their products online, please visit www.tractorsupply.com.

About Tractor Supply Company
At December 31, 2016, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,595 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release are not historical facts and are forward looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “believes”, “expects”, “future” or other comparable terminology. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about expected growth, including the Company’s plans with respect to new store growth and the timing thereof, and sales. Because such forward looking statements contain risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the ability to manage and identify suitable locations and the ability to open new stores in the manner and number currently contemplated as well as our failure to achieve expected sales and operating results from new stores. All of the forward looking statements are also qualified by the cautionary statements contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:
Anthony F. Crudele, Chief Financial Officer
Christine Skold, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(615) 440-4000

Media:
Alecia Pulman/Brittany Rae Fraser
ICR
(203) 682-8200

Source: Tractor Supply Company