Acosta Foodservice Grows Reach With Acquisition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta Sales & Marketing is expanding its reach in the Central and Southeast regions of the United States with the acquisition of Southern Sales Solutions.

The Kenner, La.-based company will join Acosta's growing foodservice division. 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.

"Southern Sales Solutions is one of the leading foodservice agencies in the Southeast with an impressive track record and strong local relationships," said Mark Hayden, president of Acosta Foodservice. "Together, we will be able to provide unmatched personalized service to manufacturers, distributors and operators in Louisiana and Mississippi." 

Jacksonville-based Acosta provides outsourced sales, marketing and retail merchandising services to manufacturers and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Southern Sales Solutions is a foodservice brokerage company servicing the Louisiana and Mississippi region. 

"Our team is excited to become a part of Acosta's culture focused on people, teamwork, trust and results," commented Carol Burnell, president of Southern Sales Solutions. "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."

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