Tractor Supply Company opened its largest distribution center, in Navarre, Ohio, as the rural lifestyle retailer pursues an expansion of one-day delivery services.
The 900,000-square-foot facility, which opened last Wednesday, is expected to serve about 250 stores and fill e-commerce orders for customers in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and other areas in the Upper Midwest. It’s the company’s first new distribution center since 2018, according to a release.
"Our distribution centers are an essential part of our operations, keeping our stores stocked with everything our customers need," Chief Supply Chain Officer Colin Yankee said in a statement.
The facility is part of a plan to add three new distribution centers, which will support efforts to expand one-day delivery to 99% of its customer base. The retailer will build its next facility in Maumelle, Arkansas, this year, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Kurt Barton said in a Q3 earnings call.
Tractor Supply has grown net sales 70% since 2018, the company said in its release. To keep up with demand, the retailer is also adding more mixing centers, which provide stores with just-in-time replenishment of some of the fastest-turning items.