As of Apr 1, 2017, the company operated 1,769 stores in 49 states, including 152 Petsense stores and 12 stores under the "Del’s Feed & Farm Supply" name in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 113 and closed 6 Tractor Supply stores. Additionally, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the company acquired 136 Petsense stores and opened a further 7 stores. During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company 22 net new Tractor Supply stores and 9 Petsense stores. The company expects to open approximately 100 new Tractor Supply stores and 25-30 new Petsense stores in fiscal 2016. Thereafter, the company estimates long-term domestic growth potential for an additional 900 new Tractor Supply stores and up to 1,000 Petsense stores.

Tractor Supply leases approximately 94% of store sites and owns the remaining 6%. Approximately 54% of stores are in freestanding buildings and 46% are located in strip shopping centers. Tractor Supply stores typically range in size from 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of inside selling space along with additional outside selling space. A standard 15,500 square foot prototype is used for most new built-to-suit locations. In some smaller markets the company utilizes a 12,500 square foot format with slightly less inventory and lower occupancy costs than the prototype but a similar product assortment. Stores are primarily located in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities.

TTM20162015201420132012
Stores1,7691,7381,4881,3821,2761,176
Store growth16.3%16.8%7.7%8.3%8.5%8.4%
Total gross square feet (M)34,27433,76930,69022,17620,47018,893
Total gross square feet growth9.1%10.0%7.9%8.3%8.3%7.9%
Avg store gross sq ft16,00019,40020,60016,00016,00016,100
Avg store gross sq ft growth-6.2%-5.8%0.3%0.0%-0.1%-0.4%

Notes:Calculated based on inside store square footage, and excludes outside selling space