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AgMerch is:

An exciting new member based and independent rural buying group that will fill the void in the current marketplace. One that provides a great opportunity for suppliers and independent rural retailers alike to once again regain control of their own destiny.

Who is AgMerch?

AgMerch is primarily a member/shareholder buyer-group for independent retailers of rural and related products. The company is to be owned predominantly by the members, with no intervention from major corporate shareholders. AgMerch offers rural retailers an alternative to the major retailer member groups.

Independent rural retailers have been the backbone of the industry in Australia over the decades. Independently owned and operated, they have strong links to their communities through local knowledge, employment and operations.


AgMerch is committed to assisting independent retailers to remain independent whilst giving them some of the tools required to compete with the growing presence of corporate owned rural retail businesses.

AgMerch will be a business that is majority owned by its members and run for its members. The profits of the company will benefit members through dividend returns on their shares, and the potential for an increase in share value through profits retained to grow and strengthen the AgMerch business.  The business model is a result of industry knowledge, consultation with independent retailers, suppliers and experienced advisers. At its heart, the company’s philosophy is "members for members", with a focus on unity, commitment and alignment.

AgMerch will build strong and sustainable relationships with suppliers for the benefit of its members. It will strive to facilitate knowledge building, member information development and exchange, and strength of numbers.


Dave Schelling

Managing Director

0400 228 337