Acosta serves more than 1,000 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies throughout North America. Our client roster includes more than 60 percent of the No. 1 and No. 2 brands found in grocery stores.
Acosta is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., and has offices in every major city in the United States and Canada.
Acosta currently has more than 30,000 associates working in 75 offices throughout the United States and Canada.
Between 1999 to 2002 we quadrupled our geographic coverage, primarily through merger or acquisition, and began serving all of the U.S. and Canada. Our expansion actually started in 1974, when we were the first agency to expand our business to a regional platform. 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 in 2002, we were the first U.S. agency to expand its business from coast to coast in Canada.
Acosta’s impressive track record of “firsts” not only includes business platform expansion, as seen in the previous FAQ, but 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 system-wide fresh foods (store perimeter) offering in the U.S. and Canada (2003); and the first to enter the military channel and service commissaries, exchanges and veterans canteens (2008).The company continues 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; and the Wounded Warrior Project through the Believe in Heroes consumer promotion campaign. In addition, many of our local offices give back to their communities through various programs and fund-raising events.