CHICAGO — C.A. Fortune, a Chicago-based, privately-held natural, specialty and bakery/deli sales and marketing agency, has joined with Bridge Sales and Marketing, Portland, Ore. The transaction furthers the agency’s stated goal of providing coast-to-coast coverage for its client brands and retail customers.
“The Bridge team has been able to construct an incredible, reputable business across the Pacific Northwest,” said Tyler Lowell, managing partner, C.A. Fortune. “From the strong culture in which they operate, to the level of service they provide their client and customer partners, it was truly a perfect match for both firms.”
Doug Brynelson, co-founder of Bridge Sales and Marketing, added, “We feel this is the right time and the right fit for us. Working as part of the C.A. Fortune team will not only bring a myriad of additional resources but allow us the opportunity to focus on what we do best, being in the stores and developing relationships with buyers at both headquarter- and store-level.”This marks the eighth transaction for C.A. Fortune in four years. The company now employs more than 300 associates at seven offices across the United States and continues to focus solely on the natural/organic bakery and deli space.