Best ‘Garden Supply’ Store 2012 | Pierson’s

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Our mistake, in retrospect, is as glaring as the ballast in a thousand-watt grow light: We figured you all had inhaled enough Humboldt hints — the fertilizer ads promising “enormous buds,” the billboards touting “higher yields,” heck, the print ads in our own pages — that you’d cotton to the irony in those quotation marks. “Garden supply.”

Nu-huh-hudge. Winkily wink.

Such are the effects of living in a region where the No. 1 industry dare not speak its own name. Innumerable local businesses got their, shall we say, seed money from our illicit botanical bounty, and over the years a host of support industries have — cough — cropped up. And I’m not just talking about the head shops and dispensaries. I mean the doctors dealing 215 cards; the lawyers getting paid in cash; the restaurant serving gouda-bacon French fries

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National chain Tractor Supply opening Kalispell location


National retail chain Tractor Supply Co. plans to open a store here in the former Kmart building.

The company, which calls itself the largest lifestyle retailer in the U.S. and was founded in 1938, sells products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden, livestock, equine and pet care.

The new store is set to hold its grand opening celebration from Sept. 21 to Sept. 24, according to a release from the company. A sign on the building shows the store is hiring for positions.

“Homeowners, livestock and pet owners, gardeners, hobby farmers, ranchers, tradesmen

and others rely on Tractor Supply for a wide assortment of products,” the company said in a release. “We’re excited to call Kalispell home and serve the community with the essentials you need to live life on your own terms.”

Tractor Supply expects to provide 15 jobs, with at least half of those as full-time positions,

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Gardener’s Supply names Rebecca Gray President and CEO

Vermont Business Magazine Gardener’s Supply Company, one of the nation’s largest multi-channel marketers of gardening products and accessories, has announced a new CEO, Rebecca Gray, who assumes the role following the retirement of Cindy Turcot, who had held the position since 2020.

Rebecca brings nearly 20 years of experience in the e-commerce space. She joined Gardener’s Supply Company in 2018 as Vice President of Merchandising, eventually overseeing all of the company’s Merchandising and Marketing activities. 

During Rebecca’s time at the company, Gardener’s Supply has seen record growth, greatly expanding their digital footprint, increasing new product development, and expanding to five retail garden centers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Rebecca is excited to continue the company’s growth path, while maintaining the unique company culture and founding mission. 

Rebecca Gray President and CEO

“Gardener’s has an incredible culture. Being 100% employee-owned and a certified B Corporation, we are motivated to make

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Tractor Supply store coming to Turner

A new Tractor Supply store is planned at 1600 Auburn Road in Turner, once permits are secured with state and local officials. The matter has yet to go before the Planning Board.

The description provided by developer Primax Properties of Charlotte, North Carolina, indicates the store would be 21,930 square feet, with a 19,870 square foot fenced, outdoor display area with a 3,672 square foot garden center, which is slightly bigger than the typical Tractor Supply Store, according to its latest annual report.

An official with Primax Properties said they would like to be open by the end of the year. A public comment period is open during the application process and anyone can request a public hearing in writing. Requests must be made within 20 days after the application has been accepted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Tractor Supply Co. says it is the largest operator

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Farm supply chain to open 5th store in Charleston area

SUMMERVILLE — A farm supply chain soon will plow new ground in the Charleston area.

Tractor Supply Co. plans to build a 22,000-square-foot store on 7.25 acres on Dorchester Road between Shady Lane and Stack’s Nursery.


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The new store will be the Tennessee-based company’s fifth location in the Lowcountry. Others are in Awendaw, Moncks Corner, Ravenel and near Nexton in Berkeley County.

Farmer & Associates of Aiken paid $1.19 million for the wooded parcels in Dorchester County, according to buyer’s representative Will Sherrod of the commercial real estate firm NAI Charleston. The land was previously owned by Old Fort Baptist Church and Oakbrook Community Church. They were each paid $595,000 for the property.


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The new store will include a garden center and outdoor display area. Completion is targeted by the end of the year, Sherrod said.

The buyer will develop and lease the site to Tractor Supply. About

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civic issues – Kolkata Municipal Corporation water supply pipe explodes at Garden Reach

A 15ft long section of a 1200mm diameter water pipe inside the Garden Reach water treatment plant in southwest Kolkata burst and broke away from the supply line disrupting water supply in and around the city on Wednesday morning.

Engineers who were restoring the broken section said that water supply would remain normal on Thursday. The accident happened around 7am.

A senior engineer of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), the custodian of the plant, said that the line burst and broke open the soil and concrete surface above it, such was its impact.

“We are still working on the repairs. We are hoping that the water supply will remain normal from Thursday morning,” said the engineer on Wednesday night.

Another engineer said that supply to the affected line was stopped to enable repairs and the water was diverted through other pipes.

Large areas of Kolkata, including entire Behala and

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What does the new Tractor Supply story offer in Broadview Heights

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – If you are a fan of the largest rural lifestyle retailer, then you may want to head to Broadview Heights.

Tractor Supply Company is celebrating the opening of its newest location.

The company says they will offer storewide deals and daily giveaways during the grand opening celebration that takes place from Thursday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20.

“At Tractor Supply, we are passionate about serving the needs of those who enjoy the Out Here lifestyle. Homeowners, livestock and pet owners, gardeners, hobby farmers, ranchers, tradesmen and others rely on Tractor Supply for a wide assortment of products,” said Brian Leuthold, manager of the Broadview Heights Tractor Supply store in a press release. “We’re excited to call Broadview Heights home and serve the community.”

The new location offers many of

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Waitrose to supply food range to Dobbies Garden Centers | News

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Waitrose is partnering with garden center retailer Dobbies in a bid to grow its convenience business.

The tie-up will see the supermarket have its own dedicated area at more than 50 of Dobbies’ food halls across the country.

Waitrose will supply the retailer with over 2,000 products, including ready meals, free-from and vegan lines, prepared fruit and vegetables, snacks and store cupboard staples.

Dobbies customers will be able to buy products from the grocer’s value range Essential Waitrose, as well as its premium ranges Waitrose No.1 and Waitrose Duchy Organic.

The first launch will be at the Dobbies garden center in Edinburgh by the end of July, with more locations being added later this year and throughout next year.

These will include around 20 new towns where Waitrose is not currently present, such as Ayr, Chesterfield, Derby and Gloucester.

“Our agreement with Dobbies not only gives us the opportunity to

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Mansfield Tractor Supply opens garden center | Business

Tractor Supply announced the completion of an exciting remodel of the entire store at the Mansfield location that will transform the shopping experience for local customers. The store is now home to a new, extensive Garden Center loaded with plants and lawn and garden essentials for everyone from first-time gardeners to experienced vegetable growers.

The enhanced store features an improved layout for convenient and accessible shopping as well as a new Customer Service Hub with upgraded digital tools to help customers find what they need. Additionally, customers can now shop from an expanded assortment of apparel, tools, hardware, pet food, animal feed and more.

The Garden Center offers an expansive new assortment of lawn and garden products, including annuals, perennials, shrubs, decorative accent plants, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. Customers will also find top-tier items from national brands such as Scotts, Miracle-Gro and Bonnie Vegetables, as well as new options

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Rural-retail chain Tractor Supply holding grand opening in Pohatcong Plaza, near Phillipsburg, on July 9 | Regional

Tractor Supply Co.which operates more than 2,000 stores in 49 states, is having a grand opening near Phillipsburg on July 9.

The rural retailer is opening in the Pohatcong Plaza at 1280 Route 22 East.

Tractor Supply was founded as a mail-order business in 1938 and opened its first retail store in Minot, North Dakota, in 1939. According to the company website, it employs more than 46,000 people and had 2021 sales of $12.7 billion.

The stores sell boots, work clothing, supplies for pets and horses, riding mowers, lawn and garden supplies and other goods.

“At Tractor Supply, we understand the value of providing essential needs like pet food, animal feed and home supplies to our customers,” Richard Robinson, manager of the new store, said in a statement.

Despite the company name, it says customers can buy “Everything except tractors.” Do-it-yourselfers and farmers will find what they need to

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