Presidente Supermarkets in store expansion; to unveil wholesale concept

Marianne Wilson
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Miami-based Presidente Supermarkets is expanding into Central Florida.

The Hispanic-owned grocers in the U.S. and led by Omar Rodriguez for 30 years, is opening seven stores in 2021, and will also unveil a new wholesale concept.

The new warehouse distributors concept, Omax Plaza Wholesale, will be housed in a 100,000-sq.-ft.  building on 24 acres in Kissimmee, Fla. 

The first store of 2021 opened in January, in Orlando, followed by a location at Miami Gardens. The next Presidente Supermarket is slated to open in early August also in Orlando. 

"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,” said Omar Rodriguez, president of Presidente Supermarkets. 

In total in 2021, 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. 

Presidente Supermarkets is a privately-owned, Miami-based business, run by the Cuban American family that started it 30 years ago.