Acosta provides pinpoint accuracy and extensive reach for unmatched penetration across the entire retail spectrum.
Acosta has the expertise to help both food and non-food suppliers drive sales of branded and private label goods within the highly competitive and limited SKU environment of wholesale clubs. Our extensive category knowledge and unique infrastructure provides greater opportunities for your products to succeed, and we are committed to finding new, innovative services and solutions for your business every day.
Acosta’s dedicated Costco division is the leading, single-source sales and marketing organization offering the complete infrastructure and access you need to succeed with Costco globally.
Consumers rely on convenience stores for quick access to high-quality products in a clean, organized store environment. Many convenience shoppers stop in at least once a week if not daily – making it increasingly important to get it right.
Manufacturers turn to Acosta for wall-to-wall support in convenience, with tailored strategies focused on aligning with c-store objectives, exceeding shopper expectations and growing share. With strong customer alignment at headquarters for more than 700 chains and 30K independents, and an in-store execution arm that calls on over 70,000 stores across North America, Acosta offers the experience, expertise and reach brands need to grow.
Acosta built the industry’s only national retail team dedicated to independent drug stores. As demands rise from increasingly health conscious consumers, it is imperative to understand their needs, preferences and shopping habits. Acosta keeps a pulse on those consumer trends and changing buying habits, then translates those insights into effective strategies, retail merchandising and promotional activities that achieve superior results for brands and retailers alike.
We offer complete, in-depth headquarter selling at national drug chains such as Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS using data analytics, business insights, category management tools and a full headquarter team approach. We feature a broad portfolio in Health & Beauty Care (HBC), general merchandise, grocery and natural specialty.
We understand that e-commerce is a complex and ever-changing landscape. That's why we're committed to providing brands with the latest insights, best practices and custom e-commerce strategies to meet specific needs.
Acosta’s team of digital strategists identifies opportunity to grow online sales and provides actionable recommendations on how to capitalize. Pairing insights, extensive reach, and brand experience with Acosta Group’s end-to-end digital commerce services, Acosta continues to deliver an optimum shopping experience with the needs of the consumer in mind – on and offline.
Grocery was Acosta's original core competency and today, Acosta remains the leading national agent in grocery. We were the first to develop a fresh foods program in the U.S. and Canada, and we continue to help brands and retailers find ways to convert shoppers into buyers. The breadth in our client portfolio, our extensive reach and our advanced co-marketing and promotional solutions merge with dedicated expertise in the following categories:
- Center Store (CPG)
- Fresh Foods
- Health and Beauty Care, General Merchandise, and Front-end
- Natural and Specialty
- Frozen and Perishables
In addition, Acosta’s Hispanic Market team taps into the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. — a key growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers. This specialized sales force of bilingual associates provides customized retail services, point-of-sale (POS) campaigns, field research and reporting.
Shoppers in the mass channel are so driven by price that brands must continually find new ways to protect and grow their market share. Acosta helps to do just that by connecting our clients’ brands with four of the largest mass merchandising retailers in the business.
Acosta’s role as a Preferred Service Provider (PSP) for Walmart encompasses comprehensive and exclusive services in the nation’s leading retailer.
Acosta has been a trusted military retail partner since 1946, and we’re proud of the long-term relationships we’ve built with clients, retailers and consumers. To continue our superior service, we have grown a 6,000-member military consumer community to gain insights into their shopping preferences and behaviors.
Our services cover commissaries, exchanges, ship stores, veterans’ canteens, and correctional institutions.
U.S. consumers spend more than $60 billion annually on their pets making pet specialty one of the fastest-growing retail segments. To meet this demand, Acosta acquired The Pet Firm, the premier national pet specialty agency, so we can provide an expanded suite of services, increased capabilities and more resources across North America. Our pet specialty services include:
- Demos and events
- Retail merchandising
- Sales and marketing product development
- Sales reporting
- Insights and market data reporting
- Deduction resolution
Acosta Natural helps natural brands differentiate, grow, and thrive in the modern marketplace by crafting strategies tailored to the intricacies of natural retailers. Powered by Acosta’s acquisition of Impact Group, Acosta Natural has expansive national reach and local expertise enabling full coverage across natural retailers and unmatched penetration into independents and co-ops.
Led by a team of deeply connected, dedicated leadership with a history of growing emerging natural brands since 1983, Acosta Natural provides seamless planning and execution to bring natural brands to life across the physical and digital shelf.
Value is one of the fastest-growing channels because of its extreme value and easy-to-navigate small store format. This means more opportunity, expanding product lines and a greater variety of shopper segments. It also means more competition between value stores as well as traditional grocery, drug and mass merchandisers all striving to attract extreme value shoppers. Acosta has a dedicated team to service the five major customers in control of 95% of the value business. We help brands and retailers capitalize on potential and avoid the pitfalls that can come with rapid growth.
Acosta is one of five Walmart Preferred Service Providers.
With hundreds of millions of shoppers each week, Walmart is essential to sales growth for a wide range of leading brands. Brands must be driven to differentiate their offering across the thousands of Walmart stores and the high-traffic Walmart.com platform. As one of five Walmart Preferred Service Providers, Acosta provides the retail expertise and dedicated coverage that help brands thrive in Walmart. Acosta represents many of the top brands in most stores, with a specialized Merchandising Service Program that is aligned with Walmart priorities — Cost Savings, Shopper Satisfaction, Efficiencies and Sales & Growth. From strategic business and shopper marketing insights to digital marketing experts and skilled in-store associates, Acosta is invested in wall-to-wall Walmart success.