10. Wilbur-Ellis Co. > Premier Ag, LLC
Retail outlets acquired: 3
In 2010, Wilbur-Ellis purchased the assets of Premier Ag, a full-service plant nutrition, seed and plant protection products retailer, which had been co-owned by Cargill and Sunray Co-op. The purchase included three locations in Sunray, TX, and Hugoton, KS. Steven Dietze, Wilbur-Ellis Vice President, South Central Operations, identified Premier’s close proximity to existing operations as an important consideration in pursuing the acquisition. “The geography served by Premier provides us with a natural extension of the market that we now serve in West Texas,” he said.