Goa, India     20-08-2010

Costa’s was founded by Bernardo Francisco da Costa, a multi–faceted personality, who was nothing less than a genius of his times. Bernardo was a member of the Portuguese India parliament, author of books on agriculture and founder of one of the first newspapers in Goa. In 1885, he established Fabrica de Conservas Costa & Co., the first canning company in Goa. It packed fruits & spices for export to Portugal.

Dr. Ivo da Costa Azaredo was born to Beatriz & Francisco Xavier da Costa Azaredo and completed his medical studies in Goa Medical College, Goa and later in Lisbon in Portugal. He specialized as a lung surgeon in Pulido Valente, Lisbon, when he was recalled to don the mantle of the family business in 1960. All he intended was to take a 2 year break to put the business of Costa’s on track and then return to Portugal to continue practice. However, fate decided otherwise and he never returned to Portugal.  When Dr. Costa took over the reins, Costa’s had an uphill task and having faced the challenges he revived Costa’s. His flagship was the manufacturing of canned fish and meat and later cold meats.

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In 1990, Dr. Ivo Costa handed over the charge of Costa’s to his son Roque Francisco Ivo da Costa Azaredo, fondly called, ‘Bebe’. Under his guidance and direction the company and the Costa’s group consolidated its traditional business and ventured into new areas of business, notably; real estate, construction, Goan sweets, hand painted tiles, imports of ceramics, glassware, wines, other food items, etc. He opened Velha Goa Galeria in Panjim in April 2004, a unique store for Azulejos, ceramic items, glassware, etc and later Costa’s own retail outlet Loja Costas in Panjim in August 2008, which is a food store to showcase and promote products of the company and its associate concern.

His untimely death on 10th May 2010 has caused a void and stalled many proposals and plans that were in various stages of  implementation. However, during the relatively short time of two decades during which he was at the helm of operations, the businesses and fortune of Costa’s flourished and grew.

Xacuti Curry
150.00 Pr. Code 004
Goan Condensed Curry
100% Vegetarian Canned Curries
150.00 Pr. Code 005
Corned Beef
160.00 Pr. Code 006
Goa Pork Sausages
250.00 Pr. Code 017
Sardines in Tomato
190.00 Pr. Code 030
Tuna in Oil
185.00 Pr. Code 033

Launch of Costa's Premium Bacon
13th Aug 2012
Yet another premium product from the House of Costa's... Premium Bacon... Taste and feel the difference!.