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10′ Decade

Main cocoa processor "Our vision has always been the satisfaction of our customers." In 2013, we developed a marketing project in non-traditional sales channels such as pharmacies, airports, among others. While in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, we open the doors to Casa Cortés, a meeting place for the knowledge and enjoyment of Caribbean art. …

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00′ Decade

Chocolate Cortés Premium The development of the strategy to create a new line of premium Chocolate Cortés in its exquisite cone, cocoa and coffee flavors was started. The change of image of the Diplomatic and Nephew chocolate was also implemented.

90′ Decade

Market expansion "Constant growth is our mechanism of excellence." To meet national and international demand, we carried out modernizations, renovations and expansion of the cocoa collection centers and warehouses in the Dominican Republic.

80′ Decade

New Candy Bars "We do not create brands, we create solutions to chocolate needs." The Cortés Hermanos company has a new president, Mr. Ignacio Cortés Gelpi. At the beginning of its management a whole line of Candy Bars was launched with the Mas Mas, Crachi, Rocky and Mr. Milk brands, which were sold in supermarkets …

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70′ Decade

New releases "Satisfied customer, our best strategy." A decade of diversification and amplification in the commercial scope for Cortés Hermanos. After the success of Cocoa Sobrino in the market, in 1971, we managed the same in its entirety and then launched the strawberry flavor and a new format in knob. For 1977, we entered the …

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60′ Decade

Strategic alliances "We have found opportunities in collaboration." This decade is marked by negotiations in Puerto Rico with the coffee family with the surname Sobrino, who were in charge of producing Cocoa that Cortes Hermanos sold in square canister formats. This product was introduced in the Dominican Republic and today is the instant cocoa par …

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50′ Decade

Expansion of the product range "To reinvent yourself is to bet on yourself. It is believing in our decisions." In 1952, under the guidance of the visionary Ignacio Cortés Del Valle (son of Don Pedro), we successfully entered the international market with semi-processed cocoa products. The export gained markets given close collaborations with customers from …

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30′ Decade

Start of export to Puerto Rico "A good entrepreneur, few ideas are enough" In 1931, Don Pedro Cortés Forteza saw new horizons and great opportunities in Puerto Rico, where he immediately began exporting chocolate, but it was not until 1937 when Don Pedro expanded his operations to Puerto Rico by installing an additional processing plant …

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20′ Decade

Foundation of the company "The attitude of Mr. Pedro Cortés Forteza determined our destiny." The company Cortés Hermanos was founded in 1929 by Pedro Cortés Forteza in the city of Santo Domingo, who with his leadership distinguished himself by promoting tradition, quality, discipline and constant commitment to their customers. Qualities that to this day remain …

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