Sedano’s Supermarkets was founded in Hialeah, Florida in 1962. Our founder, Armando Guerra, was a thriving businessman in Cuba, and it was there where he gained the necessary experience to establish himself in the U.S. In 1971, Guerra brought Manuel Herrán on board to help out with the daily operations of his small business. From its humble beginnings, Sedano’s is now the No. 1 Hispanic retailer in the nation.
Manuel Herrán was born in Santander, Spain in 1937. In 1951, he moved to Cuba with his family. By 1967, Herrán and his family made their way to Miami where he worked as a salesman before beginning his career with Sedano’s. Mr. Guerra passed away in 1979, and Herrán took over the reigns of the company. Agustin Herran, Manuel’s son, is the current President and CEO, and Manuel is now Chairman of the Board.
Last year, Sedano’s celebrates its 50th year of operation. From a single store in 1962, the Sedano’s chain has grown to more than 34 supermarkets across South and Central Florida. Sedano’s has also become the largest member of the Associated Grocers of Florida. The company is currently preparing for its milestone 50th anniversary, taking place in 2012, which will include the beautification of all Sedano’s stores.