1888
B. Fernández & Hnos. is founded as a Commodities Distributor

1917
Don Cecilio Morán Rodríguez becomes President. The Company obtains exclusive representation of brands;Kellogg Ready-to-Eat Cereals, Gold Medal Flour, Domino sugar and Colgate housecleaning products enter the B. Fernández & Hnos, Inc. distribution system.

1929-1938
José Méndez Fernández becomes the third President of B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc.The Company grows by assuming distribution of new products. Bakery products from Anheuser Busch and Ivory salt were brought into the company portfolio

1954
B. Fernández & Hnos incorporates under the recently enacted laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Don José Méndez Fernández is elected Chairman of the Board

1956-1970’s
Don Ramón Señeriz González is elected President of the Board upon the death of José Méndez Fernández. B. Fernández & Hnos. Inc. moves its Headquarters from Old San Juan to the outskirts between San Juan and Guaynabo.

1979
Company puts in place the most ambitious distribution network to date for the aggressive entry of Budweiser into the Island.

1987
Budweiser becomes the absolute leader with 48% of the market share.

1988
B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. celebrates its 100th anniversary.

1991
José Méndez López becomes President. B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. inaugurates CTW facility and. is recognized as one of the largest distributors of groceries, household products, liquor and beer in the Island.

1992
José Méndez López passed away and José Angel Méndez Carrero is named President of B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc.

1995
B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. creates Eagle Investments Fund to diversify the business.

1996
Company opens a Regional Distribution Center dedicated to Kellogg where product is consolidated from various plants in three (3) different countries. The initiative resulted in economies for the consumer and a significant improvement on service level to our customers.

1997
Eagle Investment Fund acquires Pan Pepín, the second largest bread manufacturer on the Island and Baguette, Inc., manufacturer of pre-cooked bread. B. Fernández & Hnos. opens “The Wine Warehouse” to serve consumers directly.

1998
Fernández & Hnos., Inc. acquires Arroz Valencia’s brand and distribution rights.2000B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. acquires Starkist distribution.

2001
B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. acquires Heinz, Del Monte Pets & PonteVecckio brands.

2003
José Teixidor is named President of B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc.Under his leadership, Company management is restructured and, for the first time in its history, a non-family member, Angel E. Vázquez is named VP/General Manager.

2004
B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. acquires Zephyrhills, Polar, Jolly Time and Healthy Choice brands.

 

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