BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the U.S., announces the opening of its 1,600th store in Brentwood, Calif. 

"We are extremely proud to be opening our 1,600th store in Brentwood, Calif., and to have reached another significant milestone, as we continue to deliver on our long-term growth strategy and strategic expansion across the country, including the Western region," says Greg Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer of Tractor Supply. "We have seen strong regional performance in the west and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with new customers, as we continue to expand our store base and bring Tractor Supply closer to more customers who live the rural lifestyle."

In celebration of the company's 1,600th store opening, the Tractor Supply store will be hosting several grand opening events. Celebrations include participation from a variety of community groups including local 4-H and FFA chapters, produce farmers and community garden organizations, pet and animal rescues and more. Each group will have its own dedicated booth and will provide activities ranging from interactive Q&As, local produce tastings, and animal exhibits. An authentic chuckwagon will also be on hand preparing food and beverages for event attendees to enjoy.

Tractor Supply was founded 79 years ago and has become the leading retailer serving the rural lifestyle. The company has 24,000 team members and retail stores in every state, with the exception of Alaska. Tractor Supply opened a total of 113 new stores in 2016 and expects to continue its strategic expansion plans with mid-single digit store growth in 2017.

"We continue to be encouraged by the strong comparable sales we have seen from new store openings, which gives us great confidence as we continue to grow our footprint, enhance our merchandise product offering, and meet the evolving needs of our customers," adds Sandfort. "We are thrilled to open the doors of our Brentwood, Calif., store and look forward to serving this great community, as we get one step closer to our goal of opening 2,500 domestic Tractor Supply locations."