Robert Unanue Biography – Robert Unanue Wiki
Robert Unanue is the President and CEO of Goya Foods. He has been CEO since 2004. Goya Foods, Inc. was founded in 1936 by Unanue’s grandparents, Prudencio Unanue Ortiz and his wife Carolina, immigrants who first migrated to Puerto Rico from Spain, in a small storefront on Duane Street in Lower Manhattan.
The turned local Hispanic families into loyal customers by giving them authentic ingredients. As the Hispanic population grew in New York and throughout the United States, Goya’s product line and facilities expanded as well. The company relocated from Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn in 1958, until it established its current headquarters in New Jersey in 1974.
In 2005, Goya launched a 10-year strategic plan and invested $500 million in a global expansion, designed to reach new consumers and strengthen the Goya brand worldwide. From 2014 – 2016, Goya opened five new state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution centers in Texas, California, Georgia and New Jersey to meet consumer demands for Goya products. In total, the company now boasts 26 facilities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain, and employs over 4,000 worldwide, according to the official website of the company.
Goya Foods Boycott
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue praised President Donald Trump at a Rose Garden event at the White House on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Unanue said: “We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder. We have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country — that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”
The statement resulted to the hashtags, #BoycottGoya, #GoyaFoods and #Goyaway trending on Twitter. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo”.”
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro tweeted: “.@GoyaFoods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. Americans should think twice before buying their products. #Goyaway.”
Robert Unanue Age
Robert Unanue is 53 years old.
Robert Unanue Wife
Robert Unanue is married to his wife Muriel Fitzpatrick.
Robert Unanue Family
Robert Unanue has five younger siblings, three brothers, and two sisters.
Robert Unanue Net Worth
Robert Unanue is a third-generation member of the Unanue family, the second-wealthiest Spanish American family in the United States, with a net worth of US$1.1 billion, according to Forbes.
Robert Unanue Nationality
Robert Unanue is of American nationality. He was born to a Spanish father and an Irish-American mother.
Robert Unanue Ethnicity
He is of Hispanic ethnicity.