CITGO Sells Venezuelan Coffee in U.S.
Jul 29, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2008 –Today, the Chairman, President and CEO of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Alejandro Granado and the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Bernardo Alvarez came together at a local CITGO station to kick off the company’s new Café Venezuela program, along with Alida Moreno, President of Café Venezuela.
“This is a win-win initiative. Not only are we helping to improve the quality of life for small Venezuelan coffee growers, but we are also providing CITGO customers with a quality product they can be proud to purchase,” said CITGO Chairman, President and CEO, Alejandro Granado.
The Café Venezuela program will sell premium coffee at CITGO stations in
CITGO is working with Pennsylvania-based Golden Valley Farms Commodity Group to market the Café Venezuela coffee. The program will make the coffee available at two thousand convenience stores located at CITGO gas stations within the next two years. The first shipment of 7.45 tons of coffee has already arrived, while the second shipment is on its way.
“The government of
“On behalf of all the small coffee producers that work under the umbrella of Café
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