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SAN JUAN (April 15, 2011)—The Jose Santiago company is now the top food distributor in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with yearly sales of $144 million and 350 employees, a business venture started in 1902 by a Spaniard who came from Asturias.

The history of the firm began with Jose Santiago Fernandez, who in 1895 at age 23 arrived in San Juan from his hometown of Luarca and started a grocery store that more than a century later has expanded into one of the 50 largest companies in the U.S. commonwealth.

 Read more on the Latin American Herald Tribune website: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=391698&CategoryId=12396

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