Acosta Sales & Marketing is a full-service sales, marketing and service company in North America. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Acosta is a sales and marketing company for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Acosta is a sales and marketing agency in Jacksonville, Florida, founded in 1927. Throughout its history Acosta has grown its business through acquisition. In 1956, Common & Company Food Brokers merged with Acosta. Robert (Hy) Albritton, who owned Common, became president and CEO of Acosta when Lou Acosta retired in 1959. For the first 40 years, the company expanded in northeast Florida but remained small and profitable; in the early 1970s there were around 12 employees servicing a single market. Beginning in the 1970s, the Company started to acquire leading sales and marketing agents in contiguous markets within the Southeast. At that time, the Company recognized the value of increased reach and believed that further consolidation would occur with Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, retailers and wholesalers. In 1974 Hy Albritton retired and Delmer Dallas became company president; expansion was at the top of his agenda. An office in Tampa was opened and the service area expanded to central Florida. A branch in Birmingham, Alabama, was started in 1977. In 1981, the Miami office was opened, and Acosta began serving the whole state of Florida. Dallas recognized that the company could grow faster through acquisitions so Raley Brothers was purchased in 1983, providing an immediate presence in Georgia. Acosta began doing business in the Carolinas in 1989, effectively covering the southeast U.S. Thereafter, the company expanded westward into Louisiana and began operations in Tennessee and Virginia.