CRT (Combined Rural Traders) was formed in 1970 at the Canobolas Hotel in Orange, New South Wales, by a small group of locals determined to get a better deal for the region’s independent rural retailers and their farming customers.
The agricultural industry has changed considerably since that first meeting in Orange and CRT has grown with those changes.
Today, that original member base of six has evolved into Australia’s largest group of independent rural retailers with over 300 stores servicing all major sectors of the rural industry.
The scope of our business has expanded from our traditional rural merchandise base and we offer an extensive range of complementary services and resources to support new and emerging markets and industries.
Our 240-strong national agronomy network provides expertise across cropping, horticulture and viticulture markets and our specialist animal health advisors and rural merchandise staff will make sure you have the right products and advice to keep your livestock healthy and farms producing efficiently.
As part of the Ruralco Holdings Limited group, we can provide our clients with fertiliser, wool, livestock real estate, risk management, water, grain marketing, finance and insurance services.
It’s a comprehensive offer that reflects our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of rural and regional Australia.
CRT offers progressive, motivated rural retailers tremendous opportunities.
As part of leading national agribusiness group, Ruralco Holdings Limited, CRT’s Local Blokes have access to an extensive range of services and resources including the group’s massive buying power, streamlined back office systems and specialist business services such as grain marketing, finance and insurance and risk management.
They also receive marketing services, technical support and membership to one of the most respected rural retailing business in Australia.
If you’d like to be part of this dynamic group, please contact the CRT State Manager in your state, via our contact form.
About Ruralco Holdings Limited
Ruralco is a leading Australian agribusiness with more than forty specialist businesses operating across its network. We have over 500 outlets across Australia and each of our businesses operates under its own brand with its own culture, service model and unique value proposition. To find out more, visit the Ruralco website.