About US

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

   

Founder Robert Taylor Sr. with son and current owner and President, Robert Taylor Jr.

Burdette Beckmann, Inc., established in 1955, is a sales agency focused on representing snack and confectionery manufacturers through a unique channel design. Employing hundreds of sales professionals, BBI is dedicated to providing exceptional services for our clients via dedicated and specific sales teams assigned to established and new business channels.

We help our clients make the best choices using a segmented focus, all while investing in the newest technologies to enhance growth in the market. BBI provides sales, analytic, administrative, financial, event and marketing services. With diversified presences in the Grocery, Convenience Store, Special Markets, Vending, Value, and Club Drug Mass channels, our execution is second to none in the industry.

BBI has a proven track record of delivering incremental sales to all of our clients, as well as exceptional customer service.

Committed to making a difference in not only the confectionery world, but also in our community, BBI is dedicated to supporting a variety of local and national charitable organizations, which makes BBI a unique company. We have received continual recognition for our community involvement, including Habitat Broward’s Spirit of Humanity award in 2014.

BBI Corporate Timeline

 
 

1955-1965

JAN 3RD 2017

Ronald F. Burdette founds Ronald F. Burdette Co. The company’s headquarters are located in Moultrie, Georgia. The new business covers grocery chains, convenience stores and candy/tobacco wholesalers in the state of Florida. Hubert Smith becomes co-owner of Ronald F. Burdette Co.

1966-1975

DATE OR SUBTITLE

Robert Taylor Sr., known simply as “Senior”, joins the company as third co-owner of Ronald F. Burdette Co. The trio begins to increase account coverage in the Florida region. Ronald F. Burdette passes away leaving Smith and Taylor to take over ownership and headquarters are moved to Hollywood, Florida.

1976-1989

FEB 2ND 2017

Hubert Smith retires and Robert Taylor Sr. merges with Miami-based firm Fred G. Beckmann Co. The company changes name to Burdette Beckmann Inc. to reflect the union. Robert Taylor Jr. joins the company, filling an open Sales Executive position available in South Florida. That same year, the company establishes a presence in the Vending channel.

1990-2000

MARCH 10TH 2017

Burdette Beckmann Inc. begins making strides to expand business outside Florida by acquiring value channel business in the Carolinas. Robert Taylor Jr. continues the family legacy of pioneering in the industry by introducing the ‘Special Markets’ channel to Florida retailers; catering to businesses that previously did not offer candy and snacks to clientele. First accounts included retail locations such as Blockbuster, Office Depot and Sports Authority. Senior is inducted into Candy Hall of Fame.

2001

FEB 2ND 2017

Robert Taylor Jr. acquired ownership of Burdette Beckmann Inc. when Senior retires.

2007

MARCH 10TH 2017

Burdette Beckmann Inc. launched a new channel, Club/Drug/Mass and continues to expand business geographically by developing relationships and acquiring firms across the country.

2014

FEB 2ND 2017

Burdette Beckmann Inc. continues to establish new offices and services including a fully equipped dedicated Telesales team located in Wisconsin.

Today

MARCH 10TH 2017

Burdette Beckmann Inc. is a ground-breaking sales agency servicing our clients with best in class sales professionals.  Burdette Beckmann Inc. is committed to affording opportunities and provide superior results for our clients with investments in technology, people and services.  We have a strong commitment to giving back to others and our deeply involved in charitable organizations.

 

Awards & Recognitions

Burdette Beckmann Inc. is honored to be recognized by industry experts, peers, and charities for our corporate services and commitment to people and the communities where we work and live. Here is a sampling of awards and recognitions we have received within the last few years.

2017, 2016, & 2015 GENERAL MILLS BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2014 GENERAL MILLS CONVENIENCE SPECIAL MARKETS BROKER OF THE YEAR

2017, 2016, & 2015 GENERAL MILLS BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2014 GENERAL MILLS CONVENIENCE SPECIAL MARKETS BROKER OF THE YEAR

2017 & 2016 BROKER RECOGNITION & 2012 STORCK NATIONAL BROKER OF THE YEAR

2017 & 2016 BROKER RECOGNITION & 2012 STORCK NATIONAL BROKER OF THE YEAR

2016 & 2014 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD (HIGHEST AWARD GIVEN, 2013 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD, 2011 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD & 2008 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD

2016 & 2014 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD (HIGHEST AWARD GIVEN, 2013 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD, 2011 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD & 2008 GOETZE PRESIDENT’S AWARD

2016 DIAMOND AWARD (AWARDED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 75 YEARS - NEVER AWARDED TO ANYONE PRIOR)

2016 DIAMOND AWARD (AWARDED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 75 YEARS - NEVER AWARDED TO ANYONE PRIOR)

2016 BROKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

2016 BROKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

2015 JUST BORN MVP AWARD (RETAIL, C-STORE, VENDING), 2009 JUST BORN NATIONAL BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2009 JUST BORN NORTHEAST REGION BROKER OF THE YEAR

2015 JUST BORN MVP AWARD (RETAIL, C-STORE, VENDING), 2009 JUST BORN NATIONAL BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2009 JUST BORN NORTHEAST REGION BROKER OF THE YEAR

2014 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HEART OF HUMANITY AWARD

2014 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HEART OF HUMANITY AWARD

2014 NESTLE WATERS BROKER OF THE YEAR

2014 NESTLE WATERS BROKER OF THE YEAR

2014 PARADIES BROKER OF THE YEAR

2014 PARADIES BROKER OF THE YEAR

2013 MODELEZ BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2012 MONDELEZ NATIONAL BROKER OF THE YEAR

2013 MODELEZ BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2012 MONDELEZ NATIONAL BROKER OF THE YEAR

2013 FAMILY VALUES 5K TOP TEAM FUNDRAISER & MOST PARTICIPANTS

2013 FAMILY VALUES 5K TOP TEAM FUNDRAISER & MOST PARTICIPANTS

2012 JELLY BELLY BROKER OF THE YEAR

2012 JELLY BELLY BROKER OF THE YEAR

2011 BISCOMERICA REGIONAL VENDING BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2008 BISCOMERICA VENDING BROKER OF THE YEAR

2011 BISCOMERICA REGIONAL VENDING BROKER OF THE YEAR & 2008 BISCOMERICA VENDING BROKER OF THE YEAR

2010 ATKINSON BROKER OF THE YEAR

2010 ATKINSON BROKER OF THE YEAR

2010 FERRERO BROKER OF THE YEAR

2010 FERRERO BROKER OF THE YEAR

2010 GODIVA BROKER OF THE YEAR

2010 GODIVA BROKER OF THE YEAR

 

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