CropLife Magazine Unveils Annual Ranking of Top 100 U.S. Ag Retailers
CropLife magazine has published its annual CropLife 100, a listing of the largest U.S. ag retailers ranked by sales.
Companies included in the 2018 ranking were limited to independent dealerships and cooperatives offering fertilizer, crop protection products, seed, and custom application services.
Overall, the nation’s top ag retailers saw their revenues in 2018 increase a healthy 2.3%, growing from $29.8 billion in 2017 to slightly over $30.5 billion. “This upward tick in sales volume represented the best that CropLife 100 retailers have performed year over year in almost five years,” said Eric Sfiligoj, CropLife Editor.
Nutrien Ag Solutions (formerly Crop Production Services) again maintains its position as the country’s leading retailer with more than $1 billion in sales, 45 states served, and 854 retail outlets. This marks the 35th year Nutrien has appeared in the CropLife 100.
The top seven companies — which all surpassed $1 billion in retail sales this year — also includes Helena Agri-Enterprises, GROWMARK, Wilbur-Ellis, Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution, CHS, and Simplot Grower Solutions. The total sales for this group was $20.5 billion in 2018, which is nearly 70% of all CropLife 100 sales ($30.5 billion). For the first time in more than three years, this top group of the CropLife 100 lost market share vs. the rest of the companies in the listing.
Here’s how the rest of the top 10 ag retailers shook out:
- Nutrien Ag Solutions
- Helena Agri-Enterprises
- Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution
- Simplot Grower Solutions
- Agtegra Cooperative
- Southern States Cooperative
For a full list of the 2018 CropLife 100, check out the December issue of CropLife magazine or visit www.croplife.com/top100.