Australia’s largest grower and distributor of fruit and vegetables, the $1 billion Costa Group, will be sold in two-and-a-half years’ time to the highest bidder.
Why? Well, it has a lot to do with the fact that the chairman and patriarch, Frank Costa, has eight daughters. No kidding … he and Shirley had eight girls! They all gathered last night in a restaurant that one of them owns in Melbourne for a belated Mother’s Day tribute to Shirley Costa. But none of the daughters is in the family business or interested in taking it on. So it’s going to be sold.