The NSA Florida Chapter is proud to honor Richard Díaz of Bravo Supermarket as its 2017 Member of the Year. Richard is an outstanding individual who has won admiration from his peers, from his business associates and most importantly, from his customers! He is well respected for his courteous and conscientious nature, his determined positive mental attitude and his stellar work ethic.
Richard John Díaz was born in Corona, New York, in 1972. At the young age of 10, he started working as a bagger at a C-Town Supermarket in the Bronx. It was at this young age that he developed his passion for the supermarket business, following the examples led by successful relatives in the industry.
Richard set a goal to become a business owner and he worked diligently towards it. At age 23, Richard bought his first store – a small grocery store in Washington Heights, Manhattan. From this humble beginning, he has advanced today to become part of the owner-operator team at Bravo Supermarket in North Lauderdale, Florida.
Richard has been a proud member of the NSA. In addition, he serves as Treasurer of the NSA Florida Chapter and is an invaluable asset to the Board of Directors.
Richard attributes his business success to the strong team at Bravo Supermarkets, led by Juan Díaz, Alex Paulino, and Raifiz Vargas. His personal life is fueled by the support he gets from his lovely wife Elizabeth and children Richie, Matthew and Daniella.