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Refricenter Honors Founder Cirilo Hernandez’s 90th Birthday at Annual Holiday Party

On December 20, 2019, Refricenter hosted their annual holiday party in collaboration with honoring Refricenter’s founder, Cirilo Hernandez, as he turned 90 years old. Family and friends gathered and enjoyed a delicious paella cooked right at the International location by Don Tito Paella.

Cirilo Hernandez (c.) with grandchildren Nicolas Quero, Isabella Quero, Gabriela Mayans, Alexandra Hernandez and Christian Hernandez.
Cirilo Hernandez (c.) with grandchildren Nicolas Quero,
Isabella Quero, Gabriela Mayans, Alexandra Hernandez and Christian Hernandez.

Refricenter was originally founded in 1957 in Havana, Cuba under the name “Refricentro” by Cirilo C. Hernandez. Due to the changing political climate in Cuba during the early 1960’s, Refricentro reestablished itself in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1964.

“Refricentro’s” success in Puerto Rico convinced Cirilo Hernandez that it was time to expand the company. In 1971, the company acquired its first warehouse in the United States in Miami, Florida. Out of that very warehouse, the first sales counter was opened to the Miami market, under the name “Refricenter.” In 1972, Refricenter further expanded its operations into the Dominican Republic, founding the company “Refripartes S.A.”

Today, Refricenter and its sister companies, Refricentro and Refripartes, have approximately 300 employees spread across South Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. With 10 stores in the Florida market, 15 in Puerto Rico, a

For more information on Refricenter, visit Refricenter.net.

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