Jacksonville, Fla., (June 2, 2017) – Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, today announced the acquisition of Summit Marketing Canada Ltd., marking the company’s entry into the Canadian foodservice market and expanding its coverage in North America. Summit Marketing is a leading food manufacturer sales agency representing a premium selection of manufacturers and products across Western Canada and the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Acosta Foodservice provides integrated sales and marketing solutions for major food and non-food manufacturers, distributors and operators across all away from home meal channels. Over the past five years, Acosta has steadily built a leading presence in the foodservice industry by bringing together a multitude of top regional agencies. Today, the company serves more than half a million foodservice operators across the United States.
“Expanding into Canada is a major milestone for Acosta Foodservice, and we are proud to be partnering with Summit Marketing to make our vision a reality,” said Mark Hayden, President, Acosta Foodservice. “Summit Marketing has earned respect throughout the industry with its consistency in delivering results, integrity, professionalism, sales execution and attention to detail. We are excited to extend our reach across North America with Summit Marketing as part of our team.”
Founded in 1985 as British Columbia’s top regional foodservice agency, Summit Marketing’s early success fueled its growth and enabled the company to grow while maintaining critical engagement at the local level. Summit Marketing will become Acosta Foodservice Canada and will continue to serve its current client portfolio with best-in-class foodservice sales and service solutions.
“Our mission has always been to be a trusted provider of foodservice solutions that achieve meaningful growth for our customers, our employees and our company. Partnering with Acosta allows us to deliver on that promise with added resources and expertise that will take all of us to the next level,” said Doug Spencer, President and CEO, Summit Marketing Canada Ltd. “We have a very bright future ahead of us now that our team is a part of the Acosta family. At the same time, our Canadian heritage and extensive market knowledge will provide tremendous direction, growth and support here in Canada.”