About AFS

Founded in 1989, our vision was to be unique in the industry. We would only focus on representing companies in our area of expertise...

The Perishable Food Industry

For a quarter of a century, we've remained focused on this vision. To that end, we hire the right talent to manage your brand. Our Account Executives are experts in managing perishable products with accomplishments that are second to none.

Through the years, we have had the honor of representing the very best companies in our industry and our results have been outstanding.

We appreciate your interest in our company and welcome you to contact us.

Mission Statement

We will earn the right to be the Broker of Choice for every customer and vendor we represent by consistently exceeding their service needs and quality expectations.

What people are saying...

John Nilsson and team delivered 100% of the time! Action Food Sales gave us the support we needed at retail and HQ. They have quality people on the street making things happen as well as being exceptionally well connected at all customers. If you want a broker that delivers on goal, provides in-depth market solutions, and knows how to get things done... my recommendation is Action Food Sales!


- Steve Purdy, Former VP of Sales - Jimmy Dean Foods

John Nilsson and the Action Foods Sales team are one of Land O'Frost's most valued partners. Action Foods dedication and knowledge of their marketplace is second to none. The Action Foods Sales team consistently achieves each and every one of their goals. John is a team member of the Land O'Frost Broker Advisory board and is always willing to share his wisdom with the group. We truly value our partnership with John and Action Foods, and look forward to a long relationship.


- Dave Funk, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing - Land O'Frost

Action Food Sales represented Ball Park for 15 years and took Ball Park brand Hot Dogs from a 5 share point to a 30 share point in less than 9 years. Action Food Sales became our largest broker and their desire to sell and obtain authorizations was second to none.


- Greg Sykes, former President - Ball Park Brands

Over the years, Action Food Sales has developed excellent relationships with virtually all key departments and at every level within our customers’ organizations. As a result, their follow up and execution after headquarter appointments matches the level of their preparation, which is excellent. Their retail execution is also top-notch. We rely on Action’s experienced and capable retail team to represent us at resets and to ensure our product is properly displayed, tagged and rotated. To top it all off, their office staff is friendly, effective and easy to work with. Action Food Sales is a highly trusted and valued member of our team.


- Eric Esch, SVP of Sales and Brand Development - Hickory Foods

Our partnership with Action Foods Sales, which began over a decade ago, has been an important factor in the growth and success of Carolina Pride Foods over this time period. This has come about through the driven desire to succeed from John Nilsson and his front line sales team. Of equal importance has been the highly competent and effective supporting staff at Action that works behind the scenes to make the administrative aspect of our business run smoothly. We look forward to the many successes that we have yet to accomplish!


- VP of Sales - Carolina Pride

Action Foods is one of the finest brokers I have ever worked with. They have delivered incredible results every year...... We are proud to be a partner with John Nilsson and his exceptional team at Action Food Sales.


- Chris Trosin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing - High Liner Foods USA

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