Frank De la Cruz began his retail career with Javier Vega starting the company Delave, Inc.
Managing Member Javier Vega began his career by entering the banking industry right out of college with 10 years of banking experience, working in various capacities.
In 1984, during this same period of time, Javier founded DeLaVe, Inc. and began his retail career that now brings more than 30 years of retail experience to PGC-more than 25 years specifically within the Airport Retail Concession Industry.
In 1990, Javier
and the Delave, Inc.
team was approached by Duty Free Shoppers, Inc.
(DFS) to become an ACDBE in the news & gift locations at the San Jose International Airport.
With his passion and ability to excel in retail, Javier decided to go to the next level and combined his expertise with another company to form Pacific Gateway Concessions (PGC).
won two news & gift locations at the San Francisco International Airport and a new leader in the travel news & gift industry was born.
Sales grew 25% from the previous operations and PGC
went on to win seven more locations.
Javier's ability to approach a new opportunity, assess the demographics and the predecessor's operations, to improve performance has enabled PGC
to grow expeditiously over the past 16 years.
goals are not to maintain, but to expand and be the pioneer in the industry.
is passionate about his
work and believes that with the hands-on approach, strong merchandizing and award-winning customer service, PGC
will become the industry leader.