Acosta spends a lot of time thinking about which products are top-shelf. The company (which does business as Acosta Sales and Marketing Company) offers sales and marketing services that reach consumers from the shelves of North American retail food service and grocery businesses. Major consumer products manufacturers call on Acosta to help them position their products in grocery and convenience stores, drug stores, and mass merchandisers. The company, which operates through 75 locations in the US and Canada, specializes in inventory and merchandising services and business consulting for promotions, marketing campaigns, and sales. Established in 1927, Acosta is owned by Thomas H. Lee Partners.