Sales of animal- and pet-related merchandise and winter seasonal items helped push up sales at Tractor Supply Co. in the first quarter ended March 29.
Net sales increased 9% in the quarter to $1.18 billion, up from $1.09 billion in the same quarter last year. Comparable-store sales increased 2.2%.
Net income for the quarter increased 10.9% to $48.8 million, up from $44 million
Greg Sandfort, president and CEO, said the first-quarter results demonstrated an ability to perform during tough weather conditions.