Tractor Supply honors top vendor partners

Mid-America Pet Foods takes home the “Vendor Partner of the Year” award.
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Tractor Supply Company recognized its top vendor partners at the company’s annual partnership conference held today. 

Each company was selected for its commitment, partnership, and relentless focus to provide the products needed to support the “Out Here” lifestyle of the farm and ranch retailer’s customers, Tractor Supply said.

Mid-America Pet Foods, a super-premium pet food family of brands including Victor Super Premium Pet Food, was named Vendor Partner of the Year for its passion and commitment to innovation, service levels and overall support of Tractor Supply and its customers.

“The Vendor Partner of the Year award showcases the dedication and determination of our vendor community to provide the best products and services for our customers at everyday low prices while enabling mutual growth and success,” said Seth Estep, Tractor Supply’s EVP and chief merchandising officer.  “We are excited to honor Mid-America Pet Foods and all of our Partner of the Year award winners for being instrumental in our success and growth through this historically challenging retail environment."

Victor premium dog food from Mid-America Pet Foods.
Victor premium dog food from Mid-America Pet Foods.

In addition to the Vendor Partner of the Year Award, Tractor Supply recognized the following Partners of the Year for each of its merchandising divisions and other areas:

Merchandising Division Vendor Partner of the Year:

  • Agricultural & Recreational: Lifetime Products
  • Clothing & Gift: Ariat International
  • Companion Animal: Perdue Farms Pet
  • Equine & Livestock: Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Seasonal: Bad Boy Mowers
  • Truck, Tool & Hardware: Martin Lubricants

Other Awards:

  • OmniChannel: Nestlé Purina Pet Care
  • Exclusive Brand Partner of the Year: Diamond Pet Foods
  • Innovation Partner of the Year: Red Cedar (Buck Bourbon)
  • Rookie of the Year: Sunrise Global (Greenworks)
  • Service Partner of the Year: Honeywell
  • Supply Chain Partner of the Year: Dart Entities
  • Sustainability Partner of the Year: Hill’s Pet Nutrition

“We appreciate each vendor for their support and dedication to our customers who depend on Tractor Supply for Life Out Here,” Estep said.

Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply operates about 2,106 stores in 49 states along with 178 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states.

Earlier this month, Tractor Supply announced that its Petsense locations would be rebranded and be given new signage while receiving interior and exterior makeovers.