Tractor Supply Company recognized its top vendor partners at the retailer’s annual partnership conference.
Each company was selected for their dedication, partnership and focus in providing the products needed to support the individual lifestyle of Tractor Supply’s customers, the Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch retailer said.
Purina Animal Nutrition, an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets, was named Vendor Partner of the Year for sales growth, innovation, and overall support of Tractor Supply and its customers.
“The Vendor Partner of the Year award is a testament to the passion and commitment of our suppliers in providing quality products, services and experiences to our customers, while growing our mutual business,” said Seth Estep, Tractor Supply executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. ‘We honor Purina Animal Nutrition and our Partner of the Year award winners for being instrumental in our success and growth during these unprecedented times.”
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:
- Clothing & Gift: Pepsi
- Companion Animal: Summma
- Large Animal & Fencing: MAT Holdings, Inc.
- OmniChannel: The Toro Company
- Seasonal & Agricultural: Coleman Powersports
- Truck, Tool & Hardware: Champion Power Equipment
- Exclusive Brand Partner of the Year: C.O. Lynch Enterprises, Inc.
- Innovation Partner of the Year: The Boltz Group
- Rookie of the Year: Columbia Sportswear Company
- Service Provider of the Year: Asurion
As of June 26, Tractor Supply operated 1,955 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states along with 174 Petsense stores in 23 states.