December 27, 2015

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Guam Dental Society 5K Fun Run/Walk

To benefit Future Healers of Guam and Guam Fluoride Varnish Program



(Tuesday, January 19, 2015; Hagatna, Guam) The Guam Dental Society (GDS) will be hosting its first annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Chamorro Village in Hagatna. The event begins with a show time at 5 am and the runners hit the course at 6 am. There will be awards to the top three finishers in each age division and free T-shirts to the first 300 finishers. There will be lots of raffle prizes, too, and drinks from Foremost Foods, Inc.

Proceeds from the GDS 5K Fun Run/Walk go to the Future Healers of Guam, to benefit Guam’s high school students who have aspirations to join the healthcare profession and also the Guam Fluoride Varnish Program, which was created to improve access to preventative dental care for Guam’s children.

Interested participants can register at Hornet Sporting Goods. Pre-registration is $8 per person or $25 for group of four and $10 per person on race day. For more information about the race, contact Kim at 489-4109.

 

For more information: Chong Yon Kim
Cell: 489.4109

December 23, 2015

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Group of companies donates to the American Red Cross

(BARRIGADA, Guam)— On Sept. 3, the group of companies comprising Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam) Inc. , Foremost Foods, Inc., Subway Restaurants, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Glimpses Advertising and Glimpses Publications proudly continues its Platinum Sponsorship of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter’s Red Ball fundraiser with a check for $10,000 presented to the organization.

The group of companies remains committed in its support of the American Red Cross and its efforts to help the people of Guam with emergency and disaster preparedness.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the American Red Cross and supporting the important work that they do,” said Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc., and Nakicos Corp.

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(L-R: Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Gary Schiff, director of brand management, Subway Restaurants of Guam, Saipan and AAFES and NEXCOM Japan; Monica Duenas, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Jeffrey B. Jones, Chairman, Red Ball 2015; Chita A. Blaise, CEO, ARC Guam Chapter; Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc. and Nakicos Corp.; Caroline Sablan, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Sharleen Marchesseault, director of agency services, Glimpses Advertising; and Ernest Mak, director of operations, Foremost Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam).

December 19, 2015

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FOREMOST UNVEILS “CHAMOORITA” IN NEW LOCATION

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Pictured L to R – Joe Collado, Plant Manager; Marcos Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam); and Ernest Mak, Director of Operations, Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam)

Beloved Island Icon finds a new home at the company’s Barrigada Heights location


(Thursday, February 19, 2015; Barrigada Heights, Guam) Foremost Foods, Inc. welcomed a familiar face to their offices today with the unveiling of a refurbished Chamoorita, the company’s iconic cow statue. The Foremost mascot is now permanently installed at the front door of the company’s warehouse and distribution center in Barrigada Heights where she will be able to greet people at eye level for the first time.

For many years, Foremost Foods’s famous cow stood watch over Marine Corps Drive, providing a cheerful landmark for the company’s offices and facility. Two years ago, when Foremost and the group of companies moved to their new location, Chamoorita was removed from her platform above the billboard and put out to pasture.

However, it wasn’t long before stories began reaching Foremost about how much the cow was missed. “We would receive messages on the Foremost Facebook page, from people telling us how much they missed seeing her and asking where she was,” said CEO Marcos Fong. “We realized that Chamoorita had become an island icon and we needed to bring her back.”

The first time the cow appeared as a representative for Foremost Foods was as part of a print advertising campaign in January 1979.She made another comeback in 1981, appearing in print ads again. It was clear that the cow had appeal, but what she didn’t have was a name. In the mid-1980s, Foremost Foods launched an island-wide contest in the public elementary schools and the winning submission was: Chamoorita.

Chamoorita has been embraced by the island and Foremost Foods is proud to have her back. “We wanted to find a special place for her,” said Fong, “a place where people could interact and take photos with her. We hope everyone is as happy to see Chamoorita back as we are.”

For more information about Foremost Foods, Inc., please visit our website at www.foremostguam.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

December 19, 2015

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Transpacific Group supports “Walk for the Red”

29th American Red Cross Walkathon to receive 30 Subway Giant Subs, 3,900 Coke and Foremost beverage units, and 400 Scoops Waffle Cones

GUALO RAI, Saipan—Transpacific Group of Companies composed of Subway, Coca-Cola, Foremost, Glimpses Advertising, Glimpses Publications, and Scoops has renewed its commitment to be the premier sponsor of the 29th American Red Cross Walkathon dubbed, “Walk for the Red.
On its ninth year as the premier sponsor of the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter signature fundraiser, Transpac Group will serve 30 Subway Giant Subs on Saipan, the equivalent of 3,900 single-serve beverage units, and give away 400 Scoops Waffle Cones to participants on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.
Volunteers from the Transpac Group staff and management, and their families will hand out to walkers Subway sandwiches, Foremost Quench Purified Water and Foremost Milk at the food and beverage station at the 4-H Building in Susupe.
Coca-Cola Hydration Team will serve Powerade, water and fresh fruit along the 10-kilometer route from Susupe to Garapan Fishing Base and back.
At the health fair booth, Foremost and Coca-Cola servers will give out samples of healthful drinks including Foremost Fruita+ juice drinks that are made with real fruit juice and vitamin C, Foremost Non-fat Milk, glaceau vitaminwater, glaceau fruitwater; Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Sprite Zero.
In addition, Glimpses Publications through its monthly lifestyle magazine, BRM, and Glimpses Advertising will provide free advertising and event coordination services for the event.
Marcos W. Fong, executive vice president, Transpacific Group of Companies, says supporting the American Red Cross aligns with the commitment and priority of the group on Guam and Saipan to maintain corporate social responsibility in the communities where it does business.
“The American Red Cross Walkathon is one of the numerous ways that we stay connected and engaged with our island community. We are happy to play an active role in empowering our community toward disaster preparedness through our long-term partnership with the American Red Cross,” Fong said.
The 29th American Red Cross Walkathon is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015.

December 12, 2015

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Foremost continues to provide relief for Typhoon Soudelor victims

Additional 200 cases of non-fat and reduced fat UHT milk donated to non-profit organizations

 

CHALAN LAULAU, Saipan — Foremost Foods Saipan recently donated an additional 200 cases of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat UHT Milk quarts to charities that continue to serve the victims of Typhoon Soudelor. In August, the food and beverage company contributed the first 200 cases of Foremost Non-fat Milk to The Salvation Army, which used the donation for its soup kitchen.

The added 200 cases of combined non-fat and reduced fat milk in quarts had been distributed to The Salvation Army, Office on Aging, and Karidat Social Services as part of the company’s partnership with non-profit and charitable organizations that provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor.

Foremost Foods Saipan, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Micronesia) Inc. and its sister companies in the Transpacific Group, including Subway Investments Corporation, Glimpses Advertising & Publications, and Foremost Scoops, were among the first companies to provide immediate relief to the victims of Typhoon Soudelor in the critical days following the devastation brought by the typhoon.

Group Executive Vice President Marcos W. Fong, who is also chairman of American Red Cross-Guam Chapter, took the initiative to reach out to the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter as well as The Salvation Army, and mobilized company staff and material resources to assist the organizations in providing relief goods to typhoon victims.

“The destruction on Saipan saddens. Saipan is not only a place where we do business; it is home. We will harness our resources to provide what is needed to provide relief and help in the recovery of our island community. We have the capability to immediately provide assistance to those in need. While off-island relief goods are being prepared for shipment to Saipan, our supplies are already on island,” Fong said.

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Foremost Foods Saipan assistant operations manager Ailene Benavidez, assisted by distribution specialist Francisco Borja, seated, left, and warehouse staff Trumaine Mafnas, presents cases of Foremost Non-fat Milk and Reduced Fat Milk to Pastor Wayne Gillespie of The Salvation Army at the Soup Kitchen in Chalan Piao.

FOREMOST DONATES 200 CASES OF MILK

Office on Aging community development specialist Linda C. Torres, second left, accepts the delivery of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat Milk from Foremost Foods Saipan assistant operations manager Ailene Benavidez, right. They are joined by Office on Aging congregants and staff from left, Virgie Mallari, Milan Fargo, Orlando Limes, and Jack Ogumoro at the man’amko center in Garapan.

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The Foremost Foods Saipan team of, clockwise from right, Ailene Benavidez, assistant operations manager; Trumaine Mafnas, warehouse staff; and Francisco Borja, distribution specialist presents the cases of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat Milk to Lauri Ogumoro, executive director, Karidat at the office of the social services agency in Chalan Piao.

December 2, 2015

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Coke-Foremost GFA Gift Presentation

(Friday, February 27, 2015; Barrigada Heights, Guam) In the photo is Guam Football Association President Richard Lai (left) presenting a gift from GFA to Marcos Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam) after signing a two-year partnership.

(Friday, February 27, 2015; Barrigada Heights, Guam) In the photo is Guam Football Association President Richard Lai (left) presenting a gift from GFA to Marcos Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam) after signing a two-year partnership.