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.”

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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.

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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.