Miami-based Presidente Supermarkets is expanding into Central Florida as part of its overall 2021 plans which also include opening seven new stores across the state and launching Omax Plaza Wholesale, a distribution business. This expansion will generate more than 500 jobs and represent millions of dollars in economic investment, often in low-income neighborhoods.
Presidente Supermarkets is a privately-owned, Miami-based business, founded by Omar Rodriguez and his Cuban-American family 30 years ago. Rodriguez still leads the business today. Presidente currently operates nearly three dozen supermarkets in the Sunshine State and employs close to 2,600 Floridians, according to the company’s website.
The newest Presidente Supermarket is slated to open in early August in Orlando and the new warehouse distributors concept, Omax Plaza Wholesale, will be housed in a 100,000-square-foot building on 24 acres in Kissimmee.
Earlier this year, Presidente opened stores at 7653 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando and 4675 N.W. 199th Street in Miami Gardens.
In total, Presidente Supermarkets will open three stores in Orlando, two in West Palm Beach, one in Pompano and one in Miami Gardens, plus the Omax Plaza Wholesale store. Each new store adds at least 60 new jobs to the community.
“Presidente Supermarkets is thankful that our focus on excellent customer service, high quality products and affordable prices has received such a positive response across the state, and we are confident Grand Plaza Distributors will receive the same support,” said Rodriguez, president of Presidente Supermarkets. “During these difficult times, Presidente Supermarkets has stood with our customers, and is ready to continue investing in our community, through job creation and economic investment in their neighborhoods.”
“A combination of our great prices and value, with our excellent customer service, has helped us create a loyal client base in South Florida, and we are confident we will be able to do the same in Central Florida.”