Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue has named Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “Employee of the Month” after she caused a recent spike in sales. However, it’s doubtful that AOC was too honored by the award as she has previously called for people to boycott the food brand.
After Unanue complimented President Trump for improving educational access and economic opportunities for Hispanic Americans Rep. AOC tweeted, “oh look, it’s the sounds of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo” effectively calling on people to boycott the company.
Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo” https://t.co/YOScAcyAnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder, and that’s what my grandfather did,” the executive said. “He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper. And so we have an incredible builder, and we pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”
But Unanue had the last laugh.
“We still have to chat with AOC. I love her,” Unanue said during an interview on The Michael Berry Show. “She was actually our Employee of the Month. I don’t know if you know about this, but when she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000 percent. So, we gave her an honorary — we never were able to hand it to her but she got Employee of the Month for bringing attention to GOYA and our adobo. Actually our sales of adobo did very well after she said ‘Make your own Adobo.’”
The CEO also noted that AOC was responsible for not only helping the company maintain its sales base but also helped add a whole new batch of customers.