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Abstract

Costa Group Holdings Limited (Costa Group) was Australia's leading grower, packer, and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. Over the years, Costa Group had undertaken a targeted growth program for which the Group invested in mergers and acquisitions and organic growth. The objective of Costa Group was to be comprehensive enough to alleviate agricultural and market perils, thereby maintaining a calculated focus on high-growth and high-value fresh produce categories. In 2020, Costa Group faced challenges related to labor mobility and pricing. However, Costa Group aimed to attract local labor through recruitment campaigns with the help of social media. Costa Group developed an action plan to alleviate human rights and modern slavery risks in the operations and supply chain. Also, the Group focused on driving long-term return on invested capital while maintaining a solid balance sheet. With this strategic plan, would Costa Group be able to stay relevant in the market by taking strategic labor initiatives?

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2021-2022.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
Australia

Featured company

Costa Group Holdings Limited
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Agriculture

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Abstract

Costa Group Holdings Limited (Costa Group) was Australia's leading grower, packer, and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. Over the years, Costa Group had undertaken a targeted growth program for which the Group invested in mergers and acquisitions and organic growth. The objective of Costa Group was to be comprehensive enough to alleviate agricultural and market perils, thereby maintaining a calculated focus on high-growth and high-value fresh produce categories. In 2020, Costa Group faced challenges related to labor mobility and pricing. However, Costa Group aimed to attract local labor through recruitment campaigns with the help of social media. Costa Group developed an action plan to alleviate human rights and modern slavery risks in the operations and supply chain. Also, the Group focused on driving long-term return on invested capital while maintaining a solid balance sheet. With this strategic plan, would Costa Group be able to stay relevant in the market by taking strategic labor initiatives?

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2021-2022.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
Australia

Featured company

Costa Group Holdings Limited
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Agriculture

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