Special to Atmore News
Officials of Tractor Supply Co. announced this week that the rural lifestyle retailer’s Atmore store would open for business on May 9.
Last Friday, April 24, workmen hung the giant Tractor Supply Co. sign on the former Ramey’s building, located in the Atmore Corners Shopping Center near the intersection of Lindbergh Avenue and Presley Street.
According to a company press release, Tractor Supply employees are equipped with knowledge to help customers find the right products for a specific need. Customers will also be able to use the Buy Online / Pickup In Store option to purchase products online and pick up them up in as little as an hour inside 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 Atmore community,” said Trisha Owens, who will manage the Atmore store. “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 Atmore 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.
Customers will be able to access a wide range of products that includes pet and animal feed, 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 team members, customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Company has taken a number of key actions to protect and support customers in Atmore.
Among those steps are
*Increasing inventory supply for essential products such as livestock feed, equine feed, pet food and other critical consumable items.
*Adding team member hours in stores and hiring an additional 5,000 people to continue providing customer service and promoting safety in stores.
*Adding a dedicated greeter at each store location to increase awareness of social distancing, to monitor the number of customers in the store at a given time, and to 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 to enhance the safety of customers’ shopping experience and provide greater convenience.
*Conducting additional daily cleanings in all stores to maintain a safe shopping environment.