Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue said Monday that the company named Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) its ‘Employee of the Month’ earlier this year after she called for a boycott of the brand.
AOC’s remarks came after Unanue attended a roundtable at the White House and praised Donald Trump.
USA Today reports: “Goya Foods bills itself as the country’s largest Hispanic-owned food company. Some Latinos expressed disappointment with the CEO’s praise for a president who they say continuously attacks Latinos. ‘Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter following the roundtable, later sharing an alternative recipe to the Adobo seasoning, which is part of the Goya brand – a well-known Latino household item.”
Said Unanue: “When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000%, so we gave her an honorary — we never were able to hand it to her — she got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo.”