Engage in any conversation and sooner or later the subject of consolidation comes up. Spanning the years, many of the top retailers have consolidated with other companies to solidify their ongoing growth and influence within the ag industry. For as popular a subject as consolidation is, historical information is almost nonexistent. But thanks to The Asmark Institute, the industry now has a Consolidation Chart that visually portrays its heritage.
Work began on this project by compiling CropLife magazine’s list of Top 100 ag chemical and fertilizer dealers spanning the period from 1984 to 2011. In addition to the information provided by CropLife, Asmark conducted hundreds of hours of research and interviews with industry professionals to create the final Consolidation Chart.
While many of the companies shown on the chart have maintained their ranking over the last 28 years on the Top 100, others have appeared briefly. This Consolidation Chart represents only the beginning as the Asmark Institute will continue to follow the companies and publish an annual update based on CropLife magazine’s Top 100.
To view the CropLife 100 consolidation chart, click here.