Retrato de Jose de las Cuevas Vazquez y factura de 1913

José Lorenzo de las Cuevas Vázquez inherited the family business on the death of his father Francisco de las Cuevas. At that time, the grocery store had already become a thriving food store.

José Lorenzo de las Cuevas not only dedicated his life to the company, but was also a person of notable influence in Ourense society, becoming city councillor and president of the Chamber of Commerce between 1921 and 1927. Under his presidency the Ourense Civic Union was set up, a group of professionals and merchants who decided to work hand in hand for the prosperity of the local and provincial economy.