CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BeaconUnited Cincinnati changed its name to Carlin Group effective Oct. 1. Carlin Group is a privately owned full-service brokerage that has been a partner with BeaconUnited Cincinnati since 2010.
Carlin Group, headquartered in the Chicago area has more than 350 employees and 10 offices serving the Midwest region handling manufacturers' brands in multiple categories.
John Rutherford will continue to lead the Carlin Group's Cincinnati office. "As Kroger continues to expand with acquisitions such as Roundy's, this deeper integration within Carlin Group will bring a higher level of service to our clients on many levels. We will continue to offer our same dedication and building brands using Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy and strong marketing capabilities. This enhanced integration was a no-brainer," Rutherford said. "The Carlin Group's presence is growing throughout the Midwest. They are known for their ability to offer scale and solutions — we are happy to be associated with the company."
Carlin Group's Cincinnati office will remain 100 percent Kroger-specific solution.
"Our goal is to offer the clients we serve more opportunities for growth," said Jeff Mahler, Carlin Group president and COO. "After much research, thought and consideration — and together, we decided this combination was important."
According to Mahler and Rutherford, the company will continue to operate under the same basic pillars on which it was founded — including trust and integrity across the board.
About Carlin Group
Founded in 1962, Carlin Group is a leading regional sales and marketing solutions company entrusted to building brand value for clients and customers. Carlin Group's tailored services include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, promotion administration and analytics for the grocery, drugstore, convenience, mass marketers, limited assortment, regional/national wholesalers and distributor industries. Headquartered in Chicago, Carlin Group has more than 350 associates, 10 offices throughout the Midwest and is a member of BeaconUnited. For more information visit www.carlin-group.com.
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