8. CPS > Ritter Crop Services
Retail outlets acquired: 7
CPS, the retail business unit of Agrium, acquired certain assets related to the agronomy services business of Ritter Crop Services (No. 46 on the CropLife 100) in early 2012. The acquisition enhanced the company’s position in the Mid-South Region with seven retail locations in Northeast Arkansas. “It’s part of our goal to be the leading provider of agricultural inputs in each of our markets,” the company stated. Following the closing of the transaction, all Ritter Crop Services employees became employees of CPS.