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the sales and marketing powerhouse behind most of the trusted brands seen in
stores every day. The company provides a range of outsourced sales, marketing
and retail merchandising services throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more than
85 years, Acosta has led the industry in helping consumer packaged goods
companies move products off shelves and into shoppers’ baskets.
Acosta is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., and has offices in every major city in the United States and Canada.
Acosta currently has more than 37,000 associates working in 140 offices throughout the United States and Canada.
We've quadrupled our geographic coverage, primarily through mergers or acquisitions, and began serving all of the U.S. and Canada, as well as the UK. Our growth actually started in 1974, when we were the first agency to expand to a regional platform. Then in 1999, we were the first to complete a U.S. coast-to-coast business expansion and the first to receive a national full-service appointment (Minute Maid). And back in 2002, we were the first U.S. agency to expand its to Canada.
Acosta’s impressive track record of firsts includes both the business expansion just described and channel expansion, as well. We were the first national agency to offer customized services for natural and specialty foods (2000); the first national agency to develop a systemwide fresh foods strategy (2003); and the first to enter the military channel and service commissaries, exchanges and veterans canteens (2008). Most recently, Acosta entered foodservice (2012), e-commerce (2013) and expanding our service in Costco (2014), and we continue to look at acquisitions and core service expansion into new channels and locations as appropriate.
Acosta is widely known for having the trusted leadership, critical expertise and unparalleled reach to drive superior results. We work hard to engage consumers and shoppers along the path to purchase and then use our sales expertise to convert them into buyers at the store. Client and customer business managers work together to plan, analyze, sell, and execute our clients’ brands to retailers. Our marketing experts provide keen insight into shopper behavior that is translated into high-impact creative solutions and flawless in-store execution. Category management and space technology professionals analyze the best placement for our clients' products. Our retail professionals are continually in stores to make sure our clients’ products are on the shelf that was selected for them. And our order-to-cash process outsourcing division drives process improvement and innovation to back-office functions while achieving operational efficiencies and cost savings for our clients.
Acosta is proud to serve three designated corporate charities: the Muscular Dystrophy Association, for which we’ve helped raise more than $75 million since 1985 via the Aisles of Smiles Program; the Shop to End Hunger program sponsored by Feeding America, which has provided more than 1 million meals since 2006. In addition, many of our local offices give back to their communities through various programs and fund-raising events.