Goya Foods (New Jersey state) : The largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States.

24-06-2019

(USKings.us) Goya Foods, Inc. is an American producer of a brand of foods sold in the United States and many Hispanic countries. The company headquarters is in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. It is also a third-generation family-owned business.

Goya was founded in 1936, by Prudencio Unanue Ortiz (1886–1976) from Valle de Mena, Spain. Unanue emigrated to Puerto Rico, where he met and married Carolina Casal (1890–1984) also a Spanish immigrant. They later moved to New York City. Prudencio believed that his name was too difficult to pronounce for American customers, so he purchased the name of one of his suppliers, a Moroccan sardine company named "Goya". The company was initially set up in the Financial District of Manhattan, importing Spanish foods like olives and olive oil.

 Prudencio Unanue Ortiz (left) and Carolina Casal

 

Goya provides Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Mexican, Cuban and Central and South American cuisine.

Goya operates a 220,000-square-foot (20,000 m2) manufacturing facility in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, and a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) distribution center in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Goya's 3,500 employees worldwide produce over 2,200 products that are available in local grocery stores and supermarket chains throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and international markets. Goya Foods is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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