Tom Duffy joins Acosta as Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs. Reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Matthesen, Duffy will be responsible for strengthening Acosta’s leadership at the industry level and with key trade organizations to help advance the evolution of the retail space, as well as support the ongoing growth and success of Acosta’s business.
Duffy brings 30 years of diverse experience in the areas of community development, marketing, communications and business development to Acosta. He most recently served as vice president, Industry Services at Nielsen, where he managed the continuous development of client, partner and industry relations across North America. Previously, Duffy served as director, Business and Industry Partnership at TDLinx, Nielsen’s Location Information Management solution, in charge of product management and program development to enhance brand awareness across all trade channels. He has also been instrumental in driving growth at consumer goods and technology companies through strategic marketing and business development initiatives.
Duffy is an active leader within the industry trade association community, having served on the Grocery Manufacturers Association Advisory Council, Food Marketing Institute Industry Collaboration Council, National Association of Chain Drug Stores Retail Advisory Board, and as an Advisory Board Member of Retail Tomorrow, an initiative of the Global Market Development Center.
“Working as a trusted partner of CPG brands and retailers since 1927, Acosta has always made it a priority to engage with the industry on a strategic level. As the pace of change accelerates within the retail space, Tom’s dedicated focus on fostering these relationships will ensure we leverage our unique vantage point and market insights to help guide and advance the industry,” said Matthesen. “We’re excited that Tom has joined the Acosta team and we look forward to strengthening our partnerships across the retail spectrum.”