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Hispanic Retail: Who are the big players?

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There’s no national Hispanic grocery chain, but many regional chains are growing strong.

Here’s a handful of some of the larger chains:

Cardenas Markets LLC, BB #:186000 Ontario, CA – one of the largest Hispanic chains in the country; operates more than 50 stores in California, Arizona, and Nevada under the Cardenas and Los Altos Ranch Market banners. Global investment firm KKR bought Cardenas and Mi Pueblo Food Center of San Jose, CA in 2016 and merged them in 2017.

Northgate Gonzales Market, BB #:166959 Anaheim, CA – about 40 stores in Southern California; caters to the higher end of the market with an emphasis on fresh and prepared foods.

El Super, BB #:157908 Los Angeles, CA – more than 60 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas; its parent company, Bodega Latina Corp., acquired Fiesta Mart BB #:137650 Houston, last year, adding another 60 stores, although Fiesta Mart’s banner remains.

Bravo Supermarkets, BB #:302757 Miami, FL – about 50 stores in New York and the New England region and another 50 stores in Florida.

Southeastern Grocers – owns about 25 Fresco Y Mas stores in Florida.

Albertson’s Companies LLC BB #:193326 Boise, ID – bought El Rancho Supermercado, which has about 25 stores in Texas.

This is a multi-part spotlight feature on the Hispanic produce market adapted from the October 2019 issue of Produce Blueprints.


Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services