id8 Marketing
Brand Story and Internal Branding


Based in Baltimore/Washington, The Coastal Companies is a leading Mid-Atlantic produce and dairy supplier, serving major retailers along the East Coast. For the past 10 years, IDGB has worked with The Coastal Companies, developing the company’s brand identity elements and extending the brand’s market presence through digital and collateral materials. The company has earned a reputation for being an industry leader and has nearly quadrupled in size throughout this period.

As Coastal planned completion of its new, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, IDGB was presented with an exciting branding challenge: transform the company’s new headquarters into a vibrant canvas that tells The Coastal Companies brand story and communicates that Coastal is a world-class organization, fully committed to its people, its high-quality products, and excellent customer service.

Video Testimonial

John Corso
President & CEO | The Coastal Companies

“I would recommend the idGroup to my colleagues or my business acquaintances. They are creative. They are professional. They’re responsive. They get to know their clients and they’re a whole lot of fun to work with. I feel very fortunate to have idGroup as one of my key business partners and I feel like we’re going to have many, many successful years working together.”
John Corso
President & CEO | The Coastal Companies


Working closely with Coastal CEO, John Corso, IDGB strategically tackled this intriguing challenge, starting at the brand’s foundation – the Coastal brand promise. To bring the brand to life, we carefully explored what the company’s brand promise means to its customers, to the Coastal team and to the company’s suppliers. Every choice that was made – every color, graphic, material, and texture – was deliberately selected to convey the brand promise and reinforce the brand identity.

Through this disciplined branding approach, Coastal’s 330,000 square foot blank canvas has been transformed into a vibrant, dynamic setting that reinforces the values that have made the company so successful, inspires the Coastal team, and positions Coastal as a world-class industry leader.


IDGB has developed brand identity and environmental graphics materials for The Coastal Companies that have helped to position the company as one of America’s premier sources for fresh foods.