Simplot completes its acquisition of California-based Britz
Sep. 9, 2011
The J. R. Simplot Company has completed its scheduled acquisition of the minority interest of Britz-Simplot Grower Solutions, LLC, a key distributor of seed, crop nutrition and crop protection products to growers in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley.
The LLC was formed in October 2008 as a transitional step in Simplot's acquisition of Britz Fertilizer, Inc.
The 10 former Britz Fertilizer locations, which employ more than 400 people, will now operate within the Simplot Grower Solutions distribution network, comprised of nearly 100 stores from California to Minnesota and Washington to Texas.
Peter Niboli, former sales manager for Britz Fertilizer, will serve as director of California Retail for the newly consolidated Simplot locations.
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