Ruiz Foods Named Top Hispanic-Owned U.S. Manufacturing Firm

Hispanic Business magazine honors c-store food supplier

Published in CSP Daily News

DINUBA, Calif. -- According to the June 2010 issue of Hispanic Business magazine, Ruiz Foods Inc., the nation's largest frozen Mexican food manufacturer and makers of the El Monterey and Tornados brands, is ranked first among the top 10 U.S. Hispanic-owned manufacturing companies in the United States.

It also ranked first among the top 500 U.S. Hispanic-owned manufacturing companies in the state of California and sixth among the top 500 Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States.

"We attribute our success to our commitment to respond to the consumer's [image-nocss] desire for food that brings convenience, great taste, quality ingredients and solid value to the family," said Bryce Ruiz, president and CEO of Ruiz Foods. "It's a commitment my dad and grandfather made when they co founded Ruiz Foods in 1964. We are very proud of what our Team Members and our vision continue to accomplish."

Ruiz Foods is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba, Calif. Third-generation Bryce Ruiz, the elder son, is president and CEO. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter is chairman. Their father, Fred Ruiz, is co-founder and chairman emeritus.

Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The Tornados brand, introduced five years ago, is found on roller grills in convenience stores and is also available in retail grocery stores nationwide.

The El Monterey brand is the market leader within the frozen Mexican food category and the No. 1 brand of frozen Mexican food in the United States.