Prudencio Unanue Ortiz founded Goya Foods in 1936.
Unanue emigrated from Spain to Puerto Rico, and later New York City.
Goya Foods was originally an importer of of Spanish foods like olive oil and olives, working out of the financial district of Manhattan.
Today Goya produces and distributes more than 2,000 products including condiments, canned and dried beans, canned meats, pantry items, cooking oils, rice, seasonings and sauces, plantain and yucca chips, beverages, and frozen foods.
Goya’s foods are Caribbean, Mexican, and South and Central American in origin.
Goya founders the Unanue family is one of the wealthiest Hispanic families in the United States.
The company maintains a corporate office in Secaucus, New Jersey.