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Store number 1,700 for Tractor Supply Company

BY HBSDealer Staff

After beginning 80 years ago as a tractor parts catalog company, Tractor Supply Company has grown to 1,700 stores.

The farm and ranch retailer announced that it has opened its 1,700 store in Mocksville, N.C. A special grand opening is planned for April 7.

“The opening of our 1,700th store is an important milestone that we are proud to reach during our 80th year of operations, as we continue to bring Tractor Supply closer to more customers who live the Out Here lifestyle,” Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply CEO said in a statement issued by the Brentwood, Tenn.-based retailer.

Tractor Supply Company operates stores in 49 states and opened 101 new locations in 2017. Expansion in 2018 includes plans for 80 new stores.

Sandfort added, “Through our ONETractor strategy, we are combining our physical and digital assets into one seamless shopping experience that allows our customers to engage with us anytime, anywhere and any way they choose. Whether it be in convenient store locations or online, each day we strive to provide our customers with relevant products and legendary service to support their lifestyle.”

Grand opening activities include a pet adoption event with the Davie County Humane Society, product demos with Cub Cadet, meetings with the Davie County FFA, and other events.

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Marriot exec nominated for Home Depot board

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Home Depot announced that Marriott executive Stephanie Linnartz has been nominated for election to the retailer’s board of directors.

Linnartz is executive VP and global chief commercial officer of Marriott International. In her position Linnartz is responsible for brand management, sales, marketing, revenue management, digital, distribution, consumer insights and innovation, as well as information technology worldwide.

Director elections will take place at The Home Depot’s annual shareholders meeting scheduled for May 17 in Atlanta, Ga.

“Stephanie’s customer experience expertise will be a tremendous asset as we enhance our One Home Depot customer experience,” said Craig Menear, Home Depot chairman, CEO and president.

Based in Atlanta, The Home Depot operates 2,284 retail stores in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada and Mexico. In fiscal 2017, The Home Depot had sales of $100.9 billion and earnings of $8.6 billion.

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: April trading starts with big plunge

BY HBSDealer Staff
Led by a major selloff in the tech sector, the first day of trading in April didn’t sustain the surge that closed out March as every stock on the HBSDealer Stock Watch lost ground.
Company Price Change
AWI (Armstrong) 54.95 -2.40%
BCC (Boise) 37.80 -2.07%
BECN (Beacon) 52.11 -1.81%
BLDR (Builders FS) 18.75 -5.49%
BMCH (BMC Stock) 18.70 -4.35%
BXC (BlueLinx) 31.48 -3.41%
CENT (Central Garden) 41.77 -2.86%
DE (Deere & Co.) 151.82 -2.25%
DOOR (Masonite) 59.70 -2.69%
EXP (Eagle) 98.96 -3.97%
FAST (Fastenal) 53.21 -2.53%
HBP (Huttig) 5.22 -0.19%
HD (Home Depot) 172.90 -3.00%
JELD (Jeld-Wen) 29.06 -1.56%
LL (Lumber Liquidators) 22.17 -7.32%
LOW (Lowe’s) 84.59 -3.60%
LPX (Louisiana-Pacific) 28.36 -1.43%
MAS (Masco) 39.00 -3.56%
PPG (PPG) 108.26 -2.99%
SHW (Sherwin-Williams) 381.88 -2.61%
SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro) 83.29 -2.87%
SSD (Simpson) 55.44 -3.73%
SWK (Stanley) 150.27 -1.91%
TREX (Trex) 106.06 -2.49%
TSCO (Tractor Supply) 60.39 -4.17%
TTC (Toro) 60.76 -2.71%
UFPI (Universal Forest) 31.48 -2.99%
USG (USG) 39.40 -2.52%
WDFC (WD-40) 128.15 -2.70%
WY (Weyerhaeuser) 34.61 -1.11%
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