Del’s Feed and Farm Supply is closing its doors in Hermiston this fall.
The store’s parent company, Tractor Supply Company, announced Thursday that it had made the decision to close the Hermiston location and all other Pacific Northwest locations later this year.
John Logan, regional vice president for Tractor Supply Company, said in a statement the decision was based on “many business factors” after “much analysis.”
He and Hermiston store manager Jeremy Miller both thanked customers for their support.
“On behalf of the entire Del’s team, we are extremely grateful to our Hermiston customers for their many years of patronage,” Miller said.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, which recently opened a new location in Hermiston.
Despite the loss of Del’s, and the loss of Pendleton Grain Growers’ retail store in late 2014, Hermiston will gain another “rural lifestyle” retail store in Ranch & Home, which plans to build on south Highway 395 this year.
Del’s Feed and Farm Supply was founded in 1972 in the Seattle area. The company has had up to 21 stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii. Many of the Washington state stores have been rebranded as Tractor Supply Company stores.
Del’s Feed and Farm Supply is located at 2055 N. First St., north of Theater Lane on the west side of Highway 395.