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Costa Awarded Innovator of the Year Award.
April 17, 2000

Boston, MA - Manny Costa and Costa Fruit & Produce have been awarded the prestigious ID Magazine's 2000 Innovator of the Year Award. Costa was selected from over 4,000 foodservice distributors nationwide and once again, the Innovator award represents a first for a foodservice distributor primarily specializing in produce. In the award ceremony held in Chicago, Costa was lauded for their industry involvement, ground-breaking national initiatives, unique customer programs and company growth and reputation in the foodservice and hospitality industries. Accordingly, Manny Costa adorns the cover page of ID's Magazine April issue, entitled 'Fresh Ideas.'

In accepting the award, Costa thanked his family, employees and customers.


Manny accepts award from ID Magazine's editor Ihor Dlaboha.


Manny gives his acceptance speech.


At the reception: Left to right- Brad Woodgate, Carolyn Rodio, Ihor Dlaboha and Manny Costa


Manny and mom, Ana Costa.


Manny and friends: Left to Right: Ana Costa, John King -J.King's Foodservice, Greg Ferrano - J. Kings, Manny Costa, Carolyn Rodio, Cheryl Blanton - Boston Food Bank, Barry Milanese - ProAct, Brad Woodgate - Costa, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Testa - Testa Produce, Chicago