Experts. Resources. Solutions.

Encore Associates (ExecuForce) is a strategic advisory firm, sales & marketing organization, and solutions provider to the national food and consumer goods industry. We also offer turn-key strategic global sourcing services for seasonal and in-line programs and are experts in the new product commercialization.

A Wealth of Industry Knowledge and Experience

Encore Associates provides clients with access to experts from every facet of the food and consumer goods industry, each with a career’s worth of valuable knowledge, experience and established relationships. Our advisors have held senior management positions with many of the country’s leading firms and understand the diverse challenges faced by companies in today’s highly competitive consumer marketplace.

The Encore team includes ExecuForce®, a proprietary network of nationally recognized industry experts and Encore Solutions, a select group of businesses representing unique value propositions for the industry. They bring expertise in strategy operations, marketing and merchandising, supply chain, global strategic sourcing, new item development, private label brand strategy and manufacturing/packaging.

Meet Our Team

Visit our booth at ECRM’s Household Cleaning, Paper, & Disposable Food Storage Session in Rosemont, Illinois May 5-7, 2024.


Our industry experience, relationships, and insights help our client partners achieve greater success, more quickly and more economically than they can typically achieve on their own or with support from career consultants.

Consulting Services


  • Expert “how to” advice in any functional area
  • Assistance/leadership to execute business-building projects
  • Insights on retailer operations, procedures and processes
  • Category management and pricing strategy development

Consumer Products
Consumer Products

  • HQ’s level – product sales representation
  • Preparation fo new product introductions
  • Customized presentation development help
  • Targeted marketing, merchandising & operations insights
  • Retail compliance reporting systems recommendations

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Strategic Global Sourcing

Private Label Programs

  • One stop partner for all your sourcing and category management needs
  • Specializing in private label product development for GM seasonal programs
  • Create customized and cohesive themes across multiple categories while keeping branding consistent

Global Logistics

  • Experts in supply chain logistics on both import and domestic products delivering superior customer service
  • From customs brokers fees to inland freight and consolidation, our team of logistics experts are with you every step of the way to ensure timely delivery to your warehouses and stores

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Recognition and Memberships

Encore and Associates is proud member of PLMA (Private Label Manufacturing Association), WISE (Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence) and GMDC (Global Market Development Center). Our team members have been recognized and honored by Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Top Women in Grocery and Top Women in Store Brands.

In 2018, our Product Development Principal, Crystal Butler, received the Marketing/Merchandising award from WISE and was recognized for her achievements in creating on-trend seasonal assortments for the grocery industry.

WiseThe Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessTop Women in Grocery