Alimentos SAM is a company of origin Quetzalteco that was founded by Luis Arturo Argueta Lima in 1,976 as a food and natural medicine company. From its beginnings it has been dedicated to the elaboration of products like: breaded, spices and nutritious foods, being distinguished by a high quality in its products and the constant commitment with its clients.

SAM has excelled in the Guatemalan market in the last 39 years due to its artisan products that do not contain artificial flavorings or colors that have presence in the most prestigious sales channels nationwide.

Being a family business 3 generations have formed a legacy in their industry. Part of that legacy has been based on the efforts dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility through its original nutritional feeding program, through its NutriSAM product, an initiative that provides a nutritional supplement to more than 900 children from the coast of the country.

In 2017 the company receives the excellence award as a supplier of Wal-Mart in Costa Rica and is identified as one of the most prestigious seasoning and breaders in Guatemala.


Be a company with presence in the main markets of America and Europe with a recognized brand in food and beverages.


Guatemalan company dedicated to the manufacture of food products and drinks making an experience from the flavor, within everyone´s reach, using high quality natural raw materials.


Foundation / 1978


Originally from chichicastenango, multifacetical man, autodidact.
Father of 5 children: nidia, mayra, liliana, luis arturo and issa liliana.

Incurred in different fields:

  • Journalist
  • Founder and director of the border journal (malacatán san marcos)
  • Charge of the special reports of “the graphic”
  • Founder and director of the “ western vision magazine”(quetzaltenango)
  • Member of the circle of writters and artists of quetzaltenango.
  • President / founder of the quetzaltenango israel association
  • Founded the company sam products in quetzaltenango in 1978 with the support of his wife isabel rodriguez and rodriguez that was originally from malacatán san marcos.

General Manager / 2017



Age 52 years old, Mother of three children, happy grandmother of two precious grandchildren.

Social Communicator University Francisco Marroquin
Advanced Management in International Commerce University of Florida.

– Motivation and how to speak in public, in the University Francisco Marroquin
– Systemic Psychology, at the Berth Hellinger Institute of Argentina and Mexico.
– facilitator of group techniques for stress release and emotional blockings, in osho center of brazil and mexico.
Graduate image against mustik academy.
-specialization in marketing in social networks graduate of pcs internacional.

  • Member of the association of writers and artists of Quetzaltenango.
  • Director / founder of the magazine wonderful vision Quetzaltenango.
  • Member of the Amcham intellectual property committee.
  • Member of the Amcham social responsibility committee.
  • Ambassador of the win (women in need) foundation for Central America and for latin women in the united states.
  • Director of mrs. Globe classic for Guatemala, Centro América, pacific countries and latin women in the united states.
  • President founder of the guatemala inspiration association that carries the message of empowerment to guatemalan women and supports child nutrition.
  • Has participated as a facilitator in human development courses, presenter in business events and conferencing in gender issues.
  • General manager of the SAM food company.
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