NATIONAL RURAL INDEPENDENTS
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& their farmer customers
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Self made individuals who are unified in purpose
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New Retail Insights
New Retail Insights is published by NRI three times a year to share ideas and lead the debate
on the big issues impacting on independent resellers of rural Australia
WE ARE NRI
Self made individuals who are unified in purpose with a vision of the future. These are the shareholders of National Rural Independents (NRI) Limited, a prestigious new retail force in rural Australia. With the backing of global supplier companies, NRI was established in 2001 to underpin the prosperity of independent resellers across Australia. NRI is an unlisted public company. It's founders are professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents. Built upon a philosophy of full transparency and equal status, NRI is unique among independent distribution groups, offering true equity and genuine wealth-creating opportunities for all shareholders. And by removing unnecessary links in the supply chain, NRI offers a totally retail-focused, efficient and profitable distribution channel into rural Australia. Quite an achievement in today's challenging rural merchandise market!
NEW RETAIL INSIGHTS
Covering stories from all around the nation NRI discuss topics that are the talk of the town in agriculture, horticulture, local businesses and general growth in farming. Get to know Your Trusted Farmers by reading the latest issue of New Retail Insights.MORE
NRI is among a unique independent group of founders made up of professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents who are unified in purpose.
One of the great strengths of NRI is the quality of suppliers we can draw from. With proven track records and outstanding product ranges, NRI is proud to endorse the following suppliers.
TABLELAND VETERINARY SERVICE
A tableland veterinary clinic started operation in Malanda in 1952 and was originally operated as a branch practice from Townsville (it was the only veterinary clinic north of Townsville for a many years). Tableland Veterinary Service officially began operation in 1977. Bill Tranter and Ian Hosie began their current partnership in 1978 and have worked together as business partners for an amazing 35 years. Frank Condon joined the partnership in 2002 and Tamara Olley-Dredge in 2011. Since 1977 more than fifty veterinarians have worked in the practice supported over the years by many dedicated nurses, receptionists, office staff and technicians. Hundreds of veterinary students have also undertaken part of their veterinary training within the practice.
Cowaramup Agencies is a family owned business based in the Margaret River region of WA, and has grown with south-west farmers for 50 years, to be one of the region’s largest independent agricultural suppliers. Through National Buying Group NRI, we have direct accounts and access to all Key Supply Companies with the ability to offer a full range of inputs into the Viticulture, Dairy, Winery, Beef and Sheep Industry throughout the region.
Lachlan Agencies joined NRI in December 2010 and is a family owned and operated company which is now run by the 3rd generation of Brasnett’s Peter & Stephen. It was established in 1973 and has been servicing the Condobolin district for over 40 years. It started out as a pump & irrigation supplier and has now diversified into agricultural chemicals, fertiliser, animal health & nutrition, fencing, welding, seed & general merchandise.
KUKERIN RURAL SERVICES
Kukerin Rural Services (KRS) is located in the Great Southern of WA 270km South East of Perth, largely a mixed cropping and sheep area. Owner, Kim Gooding, has been working in the Agricultural Industry all his life, having grown up on a farm in the local area. Kim completed a Bachelor of Agribusiness at Muresk in 2003. Kukerin Rural Services joined NRI in 2009 providing the area with Chemical, Agronomy, Fertiliser, Animal Health, Fencing and General Farm Merchandise requirements. Along with wife Michelle who operates the IGA store adjacent to KRS, they employ 6 wonderful staff members between the 2 business'. Kukerin, it' a great place to live, work and raise a family in what is a young vibrant and very active farming community.
WALTON RURAL DUBBO
Dean and Annette Walton started Walton Rural Dubbo in January 2012. Dean has lived in Dubbo his whole life and has accumulated 25 years as a respected sales agronomist with a corporate retailer before embarking on his own business. Walton Rural is the only Independently owned Rural Merchandise/Agronomy store in Dubbo. Teamed with NRI - National Rural Independents, Walton Rural has access to all the major suppliers and as part of a large buying group, is able to pass on competitive prices to our customers.
NAS AGRIBUSINESS - NARACOORTE
NAS Agribusiness is a progressive locally owned and independent, rural merchandise business servicing the South East, Murraylands and Mallee regions of South Australia, as well as the Western Districts of Victoria. NAS is a totally independent Agribusiness, owned by locals and servicing locals. As an independent rural retailer, NAS Agribusiness identified the value of becoming a shareholder in NRI, joining the ranks of over 100 likeminded rural retailers nationally and benefiting from NRI’s national buying power, while retaining the independence to run our business in a manner which allows flexibility to deliver the desired outcomes to our business and those of both our customers and suppliers.
FIND YOUR LOCAL STORE
NRI is a unique independent group of founders which are professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents.
NATIONAL RURAL INSURANCE GROUP
Your Trusted Advisors
For peace of mind, you should buy insurance from someone you know and trust. Majority owned by NRI Independents, the new National Rural Insurance Group offers knowledgeable, local, professional alternative to big-city corporate brokers.