Goya Foods, Inc. is a producer of a brand of foods sold in the United States and many Hispanic countries including Spain, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. The company headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey. It is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States.Goya was founded in 1936 by Prudencio Unanue Ortiz (1886a__1976) from Valle de Mena, Spain who emigrated to Puerto Rico, and met and married Carolina Casal (1890-1984) also a Spanish immigrant, emigrated to New York City, United States. Prudencio believed that his name was too difficult to pronounce for American customers, so he purchased the name of a Moroccan sardine company named 'Goya'.
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