Costa finalises Select Fresh Group acquisition

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Costa has finalised the acquisition of Select Fresh Group (SFG), a leading Western Australian based wholesale distribution business specialising in the supply of fresh produce to food service and independent supermarkets.

SFG will sit within the Costa Farms and Logistics business unit and will expand Costa’s offering into Western Australia.

“SFG increases our supplier grower base and provides a strong platform to extend our supply relationship with national customers particularly in the catering and meal kit segments,” Damian Bourne, General Manager Costa Farms and Logistics, said.

SFG trades under two operating entities — Select Fresh and Membrillo.   Select Fresh supplies fresh produce to tender based customers with high volume requirements and Membrillo supplies high quality fresh produce to the independent retail channel for resale to the public.

Mr Bourne said Select Fresh and Membrillo operate from two modern, custom-designed, climate-controlled warehouse facilities located in the Perth Markets. Both facilities have additional capacity to accommodate the future growth of the business.

“SFG has long-standing relationships with a network of growers providing year-round sourcing strength and it also has strong relationships with independent retailers,” he said.

“The business has a loyal and dedicated workforce comprised of 55 full time, part time and casual employees and we welcome them into the Costa family.”