What we do
Our many years of experience in the organic CPG broker industry, combined with our high energy, strong standards and vision, allows us to help brands build and maintain a strong market position through a myriad of retail, wholesale and manufacturer services.
For each of our services, we work with you to assess your needs first. Once we establish your business goals, we create a customized plan to help you move forward.
We have multifaceted programs to help your company. Our broker services for natural products fall under three main categories:
Who we are
As a natural and organic CPG broker and service provider with several decades of experience, we offer a wide breadth of capabilities to support brand growth. Our team can provide a vast range of services, deep connections and stellar representation to help you achieve your goals. Our advantages include:
- Integrated Technology: We use a high-tech, high-touch method for our fieldwork, including high-level custom-built technology and applications for sales, auditing, and retail intel.
- Communication: We prioritize open and frequent communication with our clients. Our centralized system lets you connect easily and at your convenience for visibility to turnover activity, syndicated data, and retail photographs.
- Complete Coverage: Our multi-division structure allows for national retail and wholesale coverage for grocery, nutrition and body care brands within the natural and conventional classes of trade.
- Professional Services: From sales representation, industry training and education to trade promotional and deduction services, our expert teams use cutting-edge programs and achieve phenomenal results.
- Natural and Organic: PRESENCE partners with exceptional individuals and companies that are mission-driven while maintaining the industry’s highest level of ingredient standards.
Additionally, PRESENCE maintains an industry low rep-to-brand ratio for optimal performance. We’ll focus on your needs and target specific growth opportunities through fact gathering and data analysis. With a combination of conventional and natural expertise, PRESENCE will help you improve your market position and, in turn, play a significant role in growing your business.
- 500+ employees & counting!
- $2 million given to industry causes & initiatives
- 1 and only natural, national, independent broker and service provider
Work with us
Are You Looking For A Rewarding Career?
If you are looking for a career with a passionate team and a company that values their employees and provides the support necessary to succeed in your position in the world of CPG sales and services, browse our career page for available listings and see what position could be the right fit for you.
A Heart For Giving
At PRESENCE, we value giving back! We are proud to partner with organizations that support our mission. We dedicate time and financial support to the causes that influence the growth and success of the natural and organic products industry.
PRESENCE is a co-founder of Naturally Chicago, launched in May 2019 and provides a year-round platform for education, information and mentorship to help early-stage entrepreneurs expand access to better-for-you, better-for-the-planet food; promote growth, jobs and opportunities in under-resourced communities; and expand business opportunities for women and minorities.
Our partnership for Global Empowerment with Alaffia Foundation empowers African communities to rise from poverty and advance women’s equality in Togo, West Africa. PRESENCE contributed and raised enough money to build a Kindergarten in West Africa to support this mission.
PRESENCE is also a proud supporter of the J.E.D.I Collaborative (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion). We believe that health is a basic human right, and we are committed to:
- Equity in access to healthy foods and non-toxic products for the Health and well-being of all on planet earth
- Building sustainable and profitable markets for all along the supply chain
- Investing time and money in communities and education
Hear From Our Partners
“PRESENCE Marketing believes in ‘good and sustainable business practices for both people and the planet’ this closely aligns to Whole Foods Market mission to Nourish People and the Planet. Over the years the team at PRESENCE has helped and continues to support suppliers that help us achieve our mission. I appreciate the PRESENCE team for coaching and being there for suppliers as they strive to achieve their mission while providing great product to our consumers.” – Dan Epley, Vice President Dry Grocery, Whole Foods Market
Dan Epley, Vice President Dry Grocery, Whole Foods Market
PRESENCE approaches business partnerships with an abundance of passion and professionalism that pulsates across the organization. Their deep knowledge of the natural and organics industry along with their trend forward vision and investment in talent arms them with the tools to achieve success. Throughout our 20+ year relationship, PRESENCE has always been there with us as our industry has transformed and we’ve enjoyed the growth and development we’ve accomplished together. It has been our experience that they care about the business and will go the extra mile to meet the needs of those they serve. PRESENCE has definitely contributed to the viability of NCG co-ops and for that, we are grateful.
Heidi Traore, Supplier Relationship Development Manager, NCG
I have had the pleasure of working with many great brokers over the years, and PRESENCE has consistently been one of the best. At the end of the day broker execution and collaboration is key for any brand’s success, and you won’t find a better partner than PRESENCE.
Ori Ornstein, VP of Sales, Organic India
There has never been a time in my career that PRESENCE wasn’t a part of my day, from working as a retailer, to now, as part of a trade association.
Nick Auzenne, Director of Purchasing, INFRA
Bill Weiland and Milt Zimmerman and their amazing team have for decades set the industry’s gold standard for broker representation of natural products. No one is better. Whether you are a start-up or an established brand like Traditional Medicinals you will be well represented by PRESENCE.
Blair Kellison, CEO, Traditional Medicinals
We at GoMacro have tremendous respect for our PRESENCE partners. The team is thoughtful, professionally skillful, committed and engages with us in a friendly and collaborative manner.
Doreen Gubernat-Hogan, National Senior Sales Director, GoMacro
PRESENCE is a great partner of Weleda’s. Their industry knowledge and commitment to help grow and expand the Weleda line within the Natural and Conventional channels make them a true strategic partner.
David Laugen, Vice President of Sales – North American, Weleda
When Badger started 25 years ago, PRESENCE was instrumental in launching our new brand in the natural industry. Each person we have worked with over the years has enthusiastically learned about our company and become passionate brand ambassadors, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without this key partnership.
Emily Schwerin-Whyte & Bill Whyte, Family Owner and Co-CEO & Founder, W.S. Badger Company, Inc.
PRESENCE has consistently been a strong and valued partner for New Hope Network and the Natural Products Expos. We’re honored to work with such a dedicated team who brings together our community with their diversified services and high standards, promoting sales and connections throughout our industry. Thank you, PRESENCE!
Lacey Gautier, Group Director, Natual Products Expo
KeHE has proudly worked with PRESENCE for many years, and throughout that time, we have created a strong partnership that empowers suppliers to thrive in the marketplace. With a deep understanding of KeHE’s network, processes, and policies, along with active involvement in our evolution, they support suppliers in successfully navigating distribution.