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- A combined 354,000 square feet will increase distribution throughout
Midwest, and Parts of the Mid and South Atlantic Regions

- Future plans for additional expansion within next five years

December 01, 2009 – Secaucus, NJ – Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States was joined by business, political and community leaders from Chicago, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to mark historic events for the company. The ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Bollingbrook, Illinois and Pedricktown, New Jersey officially launched Goya’s enhanced presence in the Midwest and parts of the Mid and South Atlantic regions and joins 13 other Goya facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

“We are adding more than 1 million square feet in distribution facilities and are staying on track for our global investment goals over the next five years,” stated Peter Unanue, Executive Vice President of Goya Foods, “This expansion will enable Goya to effectively and efficiently continue to grow and distribute quality products to our customers and consumers.” Goya, who will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2011, has procured additional acreage in both locations allowing for a total future expansion of 260,000 square feet, underscoring the largest expansion and re-investment effort in the history of the company.

To date, Goya Foods has increased product line and is undergoing major improvements in production and expansion throughout the United States. They have significantly increased distribution and production capacity in nearly every market they serve including: Texas, Virginia, Spain, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, New York, and Chicago. In Miami, Florida Goya will soon break ground for a 335,000 square foot Packaging and Distribution facility scheduled for completion in 2011. At Goya Spain, the company has not only expanded olive oil production lines, but Goya Nativo is distributing Goya products throughout Spain and the rest of Europe, marking an important beginning to global outreach.

“Our commitment goes beyond these distribution centers,” stated Robert Unanue, President of Goya Foods, Inc. “We are engaging in aggressive national advertising and marketing efforts and we have a skillful sales force that works directly with our retail partners to ensure the proper product mix for the consumer. We believe this growth will expand opportunities for our customers, employees, business partners and consumers in all the communities that we serve.”

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ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 1,600 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit