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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Acosta Sales and Marketing Company has completed the acquisition of The Vaughn Group, a leading fresh foods sales and marketing agency serving the Texas market.
Acosta chairman and CEO Gary Chartrand said Acosta has been working to build its fresh foods business in the last year, and this acquisition helps to further that strategy.
"Vaughn's strength complements an existing Acosta fresh foods business in Texas to provide a best-in-class sales solution -- consistent with the Acosta global mission," Chartrand said.
Sonny Vaughn, CEO of The Vaughn Group, said Vaughn associates will now be part of a growing fresh foods organization comprising strong technology assets, retail focus, and significant corporate commitment to the perimeter.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods industry. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Acosta has operations throughout the U.S. and Canada.