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Acosta Strengthens Team with New Leaders in US and Canada

Mike Anderson Appointed SVP, Natural Specialty Sales in US; David Johnston Named EVP, General Manager, Acosta Canada Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced two leadership appointments today, Mike Anderson as Senior Vice President, Natural Specialty Sales in the U.S., effective May 18, 2020, and David Johnston, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Acosta Canada, effective May 11, 2020. Anderson brings with him more than three decades of CPG,…

Pets Are Big Business According to New Acosta Report

Research finds one in five pet owners have changed buying behaviors for convenience More than three quarters of Americans own a pet and they continue to spend more on them each year. Pets Are Big Business, a new report from Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, explores the booming pet care industry and highlights consumer shopping habits for caring for these furry friends. "Pet care is a rapidly growing $75 billion industry, with pet food sales up more than…

Acosta Analyzes Evolution of US Shopper Behavior Amid Growing Threat of COVID-19

New research finds online ordering is ramping up; more shoppers are making additional stock-up trips Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, today released its second round of research providing insight into how consumer shopping habits are continuing to evolve amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which found 28 percent of online grocery shoppers made their first-ever online grocery order in March due to COVID-19, also provides guidance to help retailers and…

Acosta Appoints Sharon Hart as Chief Information Officer

Acosta Strengthens Leadership Team for Continued Growth and Innovation Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced the appointment of Sharon Hart as Chief Information Officer, effective March 23, 2020. With more than 20 years of experience, and as an established transformational leader in both the CPG and retail industries, Hart is well equipped to deliver omnichannel technology and digital solutions to drive sales growth in her new role.…

New Acosta Report Breaks Down Blurred Line Between Online and Brick-and-Mortar Shopping

Online Grocery Pickup Accelerates Omnichannel Sales spotlights online grocery shopping trends, key demographics and implications to the marketing mix The line between online and brick-and-mortar shopping is becoming blurred, with grocery retailers making substantial investments in creating a seamless experience for shoppers. Online Grocery Pickup Accelerates Omnichannel Sales, a new report from Acosta — a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry — explores how the…

Acosta Reaches Agreement with Creditors to Eliminate the Company’s Long-Term Debt

Reorganization and Recapitalization Will Leave Acosta with the Strongest Balance Sheet in the Industry Acosta, Inc.,  a full-service sales and marketing agency, announced that it has reached an agreement with more than 70% of its lenders and more than 80% of its noteholders, each by principal amount, on the terms of a comprehensive reorganization and recapitalization. The deal will eliminate all of the Company's approximately $3 billion of long-term debt.  Further, investors have committed $250 million in new equity capital…

Acosta Appoints Taylor Crown as President, Foodservice

Acosta Bolsters Foodservice Division with Addition of Accomplished Industry Executive Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced the appointment of Taylor Crown as President, Foodservice. Crown brings deep experience and connections in the foodservice industry, previously serving as a strategy consultant for multiple Fortune 500 consumer goods companies and holding executive leadership roles at several foodservice sales agencies. He will oversee Acosta's…