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September 2nd, 2015
Acosta Expands Foodservice Division with Acquisition of United Sales Concepts
Acosta has announced the acquisition of United Sales Concepts. The integration of United Sales Concepts with the rapidly growing Acosta Cornerstone non-foods platform of Acosta Foodservice will expand coverage in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Texas and Eastern Canada.
Acosta Foodserviceprovides integrated sales and marketing solutions for major food and non-food manufacturers, distributors and operators across all away from home meal channels. In addition, Acosta Cornerstone offers a non-foods team dedicated solely to disposables, equipment and supplies.
“United Sales Concepts is one of the leading northeast agencies for food packaging and janitorial and sanitation supplies with an impressive track record and strong local relationships,” said Mark Hayden, President, Acosta Foodservice. “Our expanded Acosta Cornerstone team will be able to provide unmatched personalized service to manufacturers, distributors and operators.”
“The talent and expertise of United Sales Concepts will be a tremendous asset to our company,” stated Dan Rodenbush, Executive Vice President – General Manager, Acosta Cornerstone. “We are pleased to welcome United Sales Concepts to the Acosta Cornerstone family.”
“Our team is excited to become a part of Acosta’s culture focused on people, teamwork, trust and results,” commented Andy Steckler, President, United Sales Concepts. “We are aligning ourselves with experienced foodservice industry experts and providing best-in-class training opportunities for our associates. By joining forces with Acosta, we will be able to provide our clients with new resources to drive growth and sales.”
Acosta is 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.
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