Goya CEO names Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ’employee of the month,’ claiming her tweets boosted sales #Breaking112
“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000%,” Unanue said during a radio interview with The Michael Berry Show on Monday. “She got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo,” he added, referring to the company’s popular seasoning mix. Goya’s sales figures are not public.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet Tuesday asking if she actually called for a Goya boycott. She responded, “No, I just googled how to make my own adobo.” The New York congresswoman went on to criticize media coverage of her remarks, specifically Fox News labeling it a boycott.
Unanue said during the radio interview Tuesday that “our adobo sales did very well after she said ‘make your own adobo.” Goya did not respond to CNN’s request for comment on its sales figures.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro supported Ocasio-Cortez’s sentiment following Unanue’s White House remarks, acknowledging Goya’s “staple” status in Latino households and encouraging consumers to reconsider buying the company’s products.
“It’s interesting that AOC was one of the first people to step in line to boycott Goya, going against her own people,” Unanue said in the Monday radio interview. “To go against people of her own Latin culture — she’s naive.”