Co-Founder and President, Milt Ackerman began his career in the consumer packaged goods industry in 1980. Working with one of the top packaged goods distributors in the country, Milt moved his family from Syracuse, NY to Chesapeake, VA to head the Military Division. Along his journey, he noticed that many of the larger Military Brokerages were not staffed well enough to support the myriad of specialized back-office functions supporting government sales. With family support and Co-Founder, Greg Lee, at his side, Military Resale Solutions was born.
Three of Milt’s children are now carrying the torch. The generational support of the Ackerman legacy sets MRS apart from our competitors. Dedication to family values is foundational to our company’s culture. We scale fast. We create unique solutions. We dare to dream big. Our entrepreneurial spirit has led us to become a top 20 vendor in the Military, receiving accolades from Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Business in America.
We chose to put “solutions” in our name because we understand the complexity of the military resale channel. We take the guesswork out of doing business with the military. When you partner with MRS, we are your military division. Your needs are our priority. Whether you are interested in one or all seven resale channels, we develop your go-to-market strategy. Our services don’t stop there. Our well-rounded service offerings ensure your products get on the shelves, and ultimately, into the carts. We help your brand stand out from the crowd. Here’s how:
The commissary and exchange channel is a 14-billion-dollar industry serving the most deserving patrons in the world. We are helping to deliver your goods to military families around the world. We serve them where they serve, whether it’s home or abroad. Providing a taste of home while serving away.
Your MRS team is your category expert. Utilizing key business tools such as:
-52 Week brand plans
-Proactive Business Reviews
-Monthly Sales Plans
Your dedicated retail team monitors day-to-day growth opportunities, retail effectiveness, cross-merchandising, and display management through:
-Speed to Shelf
-Building mass displays
-Engaging customers with your product
We think analytically and use data to cultivate action. We invest in sales and consumer data and our specialized team knows how to bring that analysis to life. We take proactive steps to grow your brand in the commissaries and exchanges.
Our inventory specialist will help you navigate:
Your Military Resale Solutions inventory specialist will take the guesswork out of the complexity of the military channel.
Backed by a 5-star DNB rating, our Accounting Department provides on-time payments, reconciliation, a custom-designed enterprise system to stream-line the accounting process and is EDI capable.