For his vision and leadership in the grocery business, Miguel González, CEO of Northgate González Market, received the “Legends of the Industry” award from the Food Industries Sales Managers’ Club of Los Angeles.
The recognition was presented to González at a recent luncheon that took place at The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award on behalf of my family and Northgate González Market associates who work hard to bring fresh, quality ingredients and an authentic shopping experience to our customers every day,” said González in a statement sent to Abasto.
Over 400 guests attended the 2019 Legends lunch. The FISMC has been honoring Southern California grocery industry leaders for 85 years.
The club was founded in 1934 and was incorporated on September 22, 1939. From an original membership of eighteen, FISMC has grown into one of the most highly respected organizations throughout the food industry. Its membership is limited to those of management level within suppliers of food and related products and services to the food industry.
Founded in 1980 Northgate González Market is an authentic, family-owned and operated Hispanic supermarket chain.
When Don Miguel González Jiménez and his son Miguel González Reynoso bought the first store, it was already called Northgate. At first, they did not have the money to change the label and when they finally had the capital, customers already recognized the name. In fact, translated into Spanish, the name takes on an even greater significance: ‘The Gate to the North.’ For that reason, the González family decided to call their stores Northgate Markets.
Now, the family owns 40 stores in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., it maintains its cultural heritage by offering its customers the best quality and freshest foods and, personalized service.