A Man for All Sazones: Bob Unanue and the Future of Goya Foods

Words of praise in the White House Rose Garden led to calls for boycott. Was this what the Goya CEO wanted all along?


Episode Notes

Goya CEO Robert Unanue recently praised Donald Trump at the White House, resulting in a call to boycott Goya from the political left and endorsements from the political right. Did Unanue do this to jeopardize the sale of his company and to maintain control of what his family founded?

Podcast production by Jess Miller, with help from Madeline Ducharme, Hannah Klein, Megan Kallstrom, and Asha Saluja.


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