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Nov

19

For the second year in a row, Premium Canada has been recognized as a Great Place to Work. After a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute Canada, this certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience.

The two-time win validates the emphasis Premium places on culture and employee engagement.

In 2021, we increased our team’s representation by having a third of the Culture Team’s members from Canada. We also made it a priority to recognize Canadian holidays including National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and Asian Heritage Month.

Canada Culture Team member Sophia Nguyen says, “Premium Canada celebrates diversity and inclusion. Hard work is recognized, and the leadership team is there to support you in not only your professional goals but your personal ones as well. It really feels like a second family and makes coming to work – whether in person or virtual – something to look forward to.”

Thanks to all of our employees for making Premium Canada a Great Place to Work for the second year in a row.

We’d love for you to join the Premium Canada family! Apply today. #WeArePremium

Learn more about our Canadian team here.

Nov

16

Read the French version here

Acosta, an integrated sales and marketing services provider, announced today it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premium. The acquisition represents another step forward in Acosta’s ongoing commitment to providing an unmatched suite of progressive service offerings for its clients.  

The combination of Acosta and Premium will provide clients of both companies with superior insights and execution to increase sales and win in the modern retail marketplace. With more than 90 years of experience, Acosta understands evolving consumer needs and helps its clients and customers stay a step ahead, fueling their accelerated performance.  

 

 

Premium provides an opportunity for Acosta to expand their services through an increased presence in consumer electronics and drug channels, innovative proprietary technologies, advanced business intelligence, and unparalleled relationships with key retailers across North America.  

“Premium’s technology platform, combined with Acosta’s data-led solutions and the unequaled access to field talent, will improve the ROI for clients of both companies,” said Brian Travers, co-CEO of Premium. Added Kevin Travers, co-CEO of Premium, “Gaining access to Acosta’s reach and broad scope of capabilities, including business intelligence and eCommerce, will enable us to get ahead of trends and provide progressive solutions for the ever-evolving shopper.”

Although Acosta and Premium will offer clients a suite of services, each brand will continue to have its own identity in the marketplace. With the addition of more than 9,000 Premium employees, Acosta’s combined workforce of nearly 30,000 employees will continue to provide clients of both companies with the high quality of service and innovative solutions to which they are accustomed. Acosta’s expertise in business solutions, consumer marketing, retail services, and eCommerce deliver results across North American foodservice and retail industries. 

“As Acosta has added scale, we have been intensely focused on adding new, on-trend capabilities and leading-edge technology to enable tomorrow’s business needs,” said Brian Wynne, CEO of Acosta. “Identifying organizations of integrity and innovation to help us blaze new trails in retail is central to our mission to deliver progressive solutions and exceptional service. We look forward to unlocking new opportunities for retailer partners, brand partners, associates, and shoppers. We are excited to welcome Premium’s leadership and associates to the Acosta team.

In the last year, Acosta has achieved sustainable and strategic growth through the acquisitions of Impact Group to bolster services for clients in emerging, natural, and specialty brands; and CORE Group to further strengthen its foodservice offering for clients. 

This acquisition will mark the next step in Premium’s incredible growth story. The deal is expected to close on December 1, 2021, pending all necessary approvals and closing conditions. 

To learn more about Acosta, visit acosta.com. 

Nov

11

 

Welcoming those who serve. 

At Premium, we are passionate about connecting job candidates with roles that match their skills and strengths. We are proud to count veterans, reservists, and active-duty military spouses among our team members.  

Premium is a veteran-friendly employer with careers available across North America. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining military spouses as a participant of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network.

 

CONTINUE TO GROW AT PREMIUM.

We seek out solutions-oriented minds to build winning strategies for our clients and strive for excellence in all we do.

A few #PeopleofPremium shared what led them to Premium and what they carried over from the military that contributes to their success now. 

 

Andrew Walters | Client Account Manager | U.S. Army 2006-2008  

“The leadership characteristics that are taught, as well as critical thinking, are crucial to reflect upon in your civilian career. Stressful situations will arise, just as they did in the military – but usually don’t have as big of a consequence. Remember to look forward, as you cannot change the past. Take constructive criticism and don’t be afraid to fail. Sometimes it takes several attempts. As long as you learn and get back up, that’s what matters.” 

 

Will Neese | Regional Manager | U.S. Marine Corps 2000-2005 

“As a leader of Marines, I knew how to bring out the best version of people, helping to mold them into leaders. Transitioning to civilian life was like a square peg in a round hole. It takes time for those edges to round out. At Premium, I have a similar opportunity to spark self-actualization in our people and incite change. I like helping our reps realize their potential by nurturing their abilities and pushing them to do more and be more.” 

 

 

Melissa Raethka | EVP, Operations | U.S. Air Force 1989-1996 

“I met my husband in the Air Force when we were both stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. When I exited the Air Force, I joined a retail services company as a Territory Manager. The retail sector provided career advancement opportunities and I could transfer my job as we moved to new duty stations. We moved nine times during my husband’s 26 years of service, so not having to start over each time was phenomenal.”    

 

Cindy Fluharty | Sr. Client Account Coordinator | U.S. Army 1985-1988  

“A Premium employee suggested I apply. She described the company as welcoming and full of people who care about each other. My job here requires the same hard work, accountability, attention to detail, and teamwork that were so important during my time in the Army. I’m proud of the great working relationship I’ve developed with Ghirardelli and the accomplishments of our Lindt & Sprungli team.” 

 

Larry Dabney | Operations Support Specialist | U.S. Air Force 1978-1981 

“My experience as a Top Secret Data Communications Operations Specialist in Washington, D.C. was completely transferrable to the private sector. My career in public relations and information technology enhances my customer relations performance today as I assist our field reps in delivering exceptional service to stores.” 

 

FIND WHERE YOU’LL THRIVE.

There are substantial opportunities for veterans and military spouses to build a career at Premium. Passion and willingness to learn can offer limitless possibilities for growth. We promote from within whenever possible with field representatives often advancing into market leadership or corporate roles.

Retail experience isn’t required; instead, we look for people eager to work hard and build rewarding relationships and skills. Our managers will ensure you have the support you need to thrive in your role with Premium. 

 

 

Search for career opportunities or sign up for our talent community to stay connected to new positions as they open. 

  • Retail Merchandising jobs: We provide the support and the tools; you set the hours. You’ll thrive as a merchandiser if you’re organized and love tackling projects from start to finish. 
  • Consumer Sales jobs: If you’re energetic, approachable, and have a passion for customer service, you’re sure to succeed. 
  • Corporate jobs: You’ll enjoy independence in your work supporting talent acquisition, training, client service or analytics. 
  • Field Operations jobs: Enjoy managing and guiding field team members in your territory and deliver an immediate impact at scale. 

  

Thank you to all of our military veterans, as well as their families, for your service. Your dedication to serving your country inspires us all. 

Hear more from Premium veterans here.