Southern Sales Solutions in Kenner has been acquired by Acosta Sales & Marketing, expanding the foodservice division of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Acosta in the Southeast and central parts of the country.

Acosta provides sales, marketing and retail merchandising services to food and non-food manufacturers and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including brands seen in stores every day.

“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.”

“We are aligning ourselves with experienced foodservice industry experts and providing best-in-class training opportunities for our associates,” said Carol Burnell, president of Southern Sales Solutions. “By joining forces with Acosta, we will be able to provide our clients with new resources to drive growth and sales.”