Frontier Brands, LLC has announced Acosta as the exclusive national broker for Frontier Cigars. Frontier Brands is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Island Lifestyle Importers. Frontier Brands focuses on mass-market cigars and is focused on the convenience store channel.
Ryan Frailing, Chief Operating Officer of Frontier, stated: “With Acosta’s preeminence in the C-store segment, I believe the addition of Acosta as our exclusive broker is the perfect alignment in our growth objectives. Thus far, offering the finest leaf and highest quality cigars at excellent price points have been the keys to distinguishing our products in the marketplace. Now, Acosta affords us the opportunity to truly be a national brand.”
Acosta, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the sales and marketing company that represents the many retail brands offered in the top convenience, value, club, and large retail formats in the U.S. and Canada. Their clients include Coca Coca, Campbell’s, and Kellogg’s.
According to Robert Smith, Vice President for C-Store Operations for Acosta: “We are thrilled to represent Frontier Cigars throughout our network. Our research shows a continued growth pattern in mass-market cigars offered through the convenience channel. We believe Frontier offers the highest quality cigars in the mass-marketplace. This is consistent with our corporate philosophy to market only the best brands in a product category.”