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Tractor Supply to hold official opening Oct. 3

Sep 21, 2020
Photo by: Carolyn Zachary The new Tractor Supply Co. store at 43 Belmont Ave. in Belfast, shown Sept. 21. The store, which sits opposite Bank of America on Route 3, will open Oct. 3.

Belfast — Tractor Supply Co. today announced it will offficially open its new Belfast store Saturday, Oct. 3. The store is located at 43 Belmont Ave. (Route 3).

The Republican Journal heard that a sign on the door of the Belfast store says it will be open Saturday, Sept. 26. When we contacted the company, spokeswoman Abby Brown said Tractor Supply typically has a "soft opening" a week ahead of the official opening.

The company, which bills itself as a "rural lifestyle retailer," provides everyday products that customers need like animal feed, pet food and supplies, propane, fencing, garden supplies, home supplies and more. Tractor Supply team members will help in-store customers find the right products for their specific needs. Additionally, customers can use the Buy Online, Pickup in Store option to purchase products online and pick up their items in as little as one hour in the store or through contactless curbside pickup.

“At Tractor Supply, we understand the value of providing essential needs like pet food, animal feed and home supplies to our customers in the Belfast community,” said Tressa Sullins, manager of the Belfast store, in a press release. “Our team members live the same lifestyle as our customers, and we’re excited to supply them with the tools, information and resources they need to live life on their own terms.”

The Belfast Tractor Supply will provide a one-stop shop for the community, serving farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others. Tractor Supply customers will be able to access a wide range of products including propane tanks, cleaning supplies, gloves, trash bags, certain food items and more. The store will carry top brands, such as Purina, Carhartt, Blue Buffalo and Hobart, as well as products exclusive to Tractor Supply.

As an essential, needs-based retailer, Tractor Supply is committed to taking care of employees, customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the company has taken a number of key actions to protect and support customers in Belfast:

• Increasing inventory supply for essential products such as livestock feed, equine feed, pet food and other critical consumable items.

• Adding employee hours in stores and hiring an additional 5,000 people to serve customers and promote safety in stores.

• Adding a dedicated greeter at every store location to drive awareness of social distancing, monitor the number of customers in store and provide additional cleaning of key items like carts and registers.

• Investing in technology through Mobile Point of Sale, Same Day/Next Day delivery capabilities and contactless payment options across the entire chain to enhance the safety of customers’ shopping experience and provide greater convenience.

• Conducting additional daily cleanings in stores to maintain a safe shopping environment.

• Endorsing the CDC's social distancing guidelines to limit exposure to other individuals by marking floors and adding signage to help customers and team members maintain safe distances.

• Offering Contactless Curbside Delivery for Buy Online, Pickup in Store orders with a minimum of two parking spots allocated for these services. Customers can call the store phone number once they arrive at the store, and a team member will bring the order to their vehicle.

• Dedicating an exclusive shopping hour for high-risk customers and seniors 60 and older every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m.

In addition to supplying dependable products for farm, ranch and rural customers, the Belfast Tractor Supply Co. values community engagement and supports local animal shelters, area 4-H clubs and FFA chapters and more. Customers can also sign up for Tractor Supply’s Neighbor’s Club loyalty program, which will make them eligible to receive member-only offers, birthday offers, personal purchase summaries and receipt-free returns.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belfast Tractor Supply store at 43 Belmont Ave. will be open with adjusted hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Monday Oct. 5. To learn more about Tractor Supply Co., visit TractorSupply.com. For additional information on the Neighbor's Club program, visit NeighborsClub.com.

 

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Comments (4)
Posted by: Martha Laitin | Sep 23, 2020 20:36

Although Tractor Supply says they are "committed to taking care of employees, customers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic," I'm noticing there is no mention of a mask requirement in the store.  Too bad, because now I won't be able to shop there.



Posted by: Seth Thayer | Sep 22, 2020 09:39

Michael, probably both since press releases are usually the first step to an article on a particular subject.



Posted by: Michael Corden | Sep 22, 2020 08:58

Is this a local news item or a press release?



Posted by: Philip Clark | Sep 22, 2020 08:56

Welcome........glad to see you here!  Thanks    for coming!  Phil



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