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Tractor Supply President recognized by NRF

Steve Barbarick named to List of People Shaping Retail’s Future.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Steve Barbarick, president and chief operating officer of Tractor Supply Company, has been named to the NRF Foundation’s List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2019.

The NRF Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation.

The NRF List is released annually and honors individuals in retail who are making a dynamic impact on the future of the industry. Barbarick has served as president of Tractor Supply since May 2016 and COO since August 2018. Barbarick has been named to “The Power Players” list – one of the 5 categories included on the 2019 NRF List.

“We are thrilled to congratulate Steve on this well-deserved recognition from the NRF Foundation,” said Greg Sandfort, CEO of Tractor Supply. “For more than 20 years, Steve has brought great passion and innovation to his roles within the company, and we are excited to see the way he continues to shape both our company and the retail industry.”

Prior to becoming Tractor Supply President and COO, Barbarick served as president and chief merchandising officer from May 2016 to August 2018. He joined Tractor Supply in 1998 as a buyer after working for 4 years at the former home center chain, Builders Square. Barbarick also serves on the Board of Directors for At Home.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the retail industry, and people on The List 2019 epitomize the creativity, enthusiasm and energy in retail today,” said Ellen Davis, NRF Foundation president. “This year’s honorees are at the forefront of innovation in retail: creating new businesses, breathing life and energy into existing concepts, impacting investments, and spearheading change that inspires industry leaders and consumers across the globe.”

Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply Company operates more than 1,740 stores in 49 states along with its Petsense pet supplies chain, which operates 181 stores in 27 states.

 

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