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Team spirit runs high at the 75th Guam Liberation Parade

Team spirit runs high at the 75th Guam Liberation Parade

Employees of Coca-Cola, Foremost, Subway, Glimpses, and Chili’s and their families came out in full support of the 75th Guam Liberation Parade on July 21st. Coke and Foremost are designated Exclusive Beverage Sponsors of the 75th Guam Liberation. The proud group brand ambassadors braved the glinting sun to serve Coke and Foremost refreshments to thousands of parade watchers that lined the sidewalks from Adelup all the way to Chamorro Village.

Carrying crates of Coke sodas, lemonade, Foremost Blend Iced Coffee, and ice cream, the group staff, individually or in teams of two, passed packaged products to the thirsty throng.

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The grateful community expressed their appreciation with thank-you’s, cheers, clamor, and even the playing of timeless Coca-Cola jingle.

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At the end of the parade, Coke and Foremost Regional Sales Director Mike Brown and Distribution Manager Willy Onglau came up to the review stand and served Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero a bottle of Diet Coke, the maga haga’s favorite soda.

The 75th commemoration of Guam Liberation is particularly meaningful, as this is probably the last time that survivors of World War II could come together with the present generation to remember the lessons of the past and to honor the bravery and sacrifice of their forebears.

Marcos W. Fong, CEO, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc. said, “The histories of Foremost and the island are so intertwined; it is our duty to support this important anniversary. Our company’s reason for being has always been to serve the people of Guam and we are proud of that heritage.”

Coca-Cola and Foremost named exclusive beverage sponsors

75th Guam Liberation

Coca-Cola and Foremost named exclusive beverage sponsors

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero (seated, center) and the steering committee of the 75th Guam Liberation co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio (seated, second right) and Legislative Speaker Tina Muña Barnes (seated, second left) lead the announcement of the corporate sponsors at the press conference in Adelup on May 30, 2019. Marcos W. Fong (standing, second left), CEO, and Mike Brown (standing, far right), regional sales director, Foremost Foods, Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc., represent the beverage companies designated exclusive beverage sponsors of the 75th Guam Liberation.

BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam—The region’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc., have been designated as  the Exclusive Beverage Sponsors of the 75th Guam Liberation.

As the exclusive beverage sponsors, Coca-Cola and Foremost will provide hydration at all of the activities comprising the 75th Anniversary of Guam Liberation commemoration including the 13 Memorial Events, the nightly Carnival at Paseo, and the Liberation Parade.

The sponsorship underscores the enduring relationship between Guam and Foremost, that dates back to the year 1949 when Foremost was established on Guam in the early years of recovery following World War II to serve primarily the needs of military personnel. At the request of then Gov. Carlton Skinner, the company expanded its operations to serve the civilian population in 1950.

From its humble beginnings operating a small factory in the vicinity of Marbo near Andersen Air Force Base, Foremost has now grown to be the leading beverage company in the region, distributing dairy products, purified drinking water, ready-to-drink coffees, and a wide array of Coca-Cola beverages to the Western Pacific including the Northern Marianas, Palau, Majuro, Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.

Marcos W. Fong, CEO, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc. said, “The histories of Foremost and the island are so intertwined, it is a duty for us to support this important anniversary. Our company’s reason for being has always been to service the people of Guam and we are proud of that heritage.”    

20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime

"20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime"

Powering through and lovin’ it

THE POWER OF HYDRATION. Young runners power through at the Powerade Hydration Station during the 20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K held March 23, 2019 at McDonald’s Agana.

Coca-Cola, the exclusive beverage partner of McDonald’s, hydrated the runners at the 20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K. held at the fast food chain’s Agana location on March 23, 2019.

The beverage company served ice cold Powerade at the finish line and an array of 300mL Coke, Sprite and Fanta to treat runners, volunteers, and organizers of the now two-decade old fundraiser.

Proceeds of the event will benefit Guam Crime Stoppers.

READY TO HYDRATE. Incoming Guam Crime Stoppers Chairman of the Board Wayne N. Santos joins the Powerade Hydration Team (from right) Joel Yangetmai, Thea Crisostomo, and Sole Alvarez, and JFK student volunteers Delaila Eiwer and Caroline Chabeg just before the runners finish the 20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K held March 23, 2019 at McDonald’s Agana.
POST-RUN RECOVERY. Runners enjoy fruit and Powerade after completing the 20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K.
RACE DIRECTOR’S CHOICE. Taking a hydration break from his duties as race director of McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K, Guam Running Club President and Director Richard Taitague raises a cup of Powerade.
RUNNING CIRCUIT REGULAR’S FAVORITE. Jun Suk Kim, avid runner and owner of Lighthouse Restaurant at Chamorro Village flashes the peace sign after finishing the 5K course of the 20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K.

RUNNERS’ TREATS. Coca-Cola and Powerade treated runners to a spread of 300mL Coke, Sprite, and Fanta and the ice-cold sports drink at the conclusion of the 20th Annual McDonald’s Race against Crime 2K/5K.

Group donates $10,000 to American Red Cross

Sustaining a legacy of caring for people
Group donates $10,000 to American Red Cross

The group of companies comprising Coca-Cola, Foremost, Subway, Chili’s, and Glimpses of Guam donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter for the signature fundraiser, ARC Red Ball, which has chosen for its 2018 iteration the theme, “ARC Angels”. Group Executive Vice President Marcos W. Fong (fourth from left), who also serves as chairman of the board of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter, leads the check presentation together with Sharleen Marchesseault (third from right), director of marketing strategy, Glimpses Advertising; and Mike Brown (fourth from right), director of sales, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc. American Red Cross Guam Chapter CEO Chita A. Blaise (center) together with the Red Cross board of directors, from left, Karvin Flynn, Caroline Sablan, Anna Gera-Van Seters, Monica Duenas, and Jeff Cook accept the donation on behalf of the organization.

(BARRIGADA, Guam)—The group of companies comprising Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc., Foremost Foods, Inc., Subway Restaurants of Guam, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Glimpses Advertising, and Glimpses Publications donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter at the group corporate headquarters Sept. 6.

The annual group donation goes toward the ARC Guam Chapter signature fundraiser, the Red Ball, which this year shines the light on philanthropic individuals and corporate entities that support the disaster preparedness organization with the theme, “ARC Angels.”

Group Executive Vice President Marcos W. Fong, who also serves as chairman of the board of the American Red Cross, led the check presentation to the ARC Guam Chapter. “We are proud to carry on a legacy of caring for our people and our island communities. Giving back is deeply entrenched in our corporate ethos. We believe in supporting the organization that teaches emergency preparedness and provides relief to the community in times of adversity,” Mr. Fong said.

Chita A. Blaise, CEO of the ARC Guam Chapter, together with ARC board members accepted the check on behalf of the organization.

Coca-Cola awards winners of the vitaminwater online photo contest

Coca-Cola awards winners of the Vitaminwater online Photo Contest

Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. has recently awarded the winners of glacéau vitaminwater online photo contest, dubbed “Post a Pic for Free Gear #drinkoutsidethelines”. Each of the winners received a limited edition glacéau vitaminwater active T-shirt, hat, rolltop bottle koozie, and a case of their favorite glacéau vitaminwater flavor.

The photo contest, held in partnesrship with Pay-Less Supermarkets, invited customers to post on Pay-Less FB page photos of themselves that depict how they make their daily routine special with a glacéau  vitaminwater twist.

Below is the list of winners.

1.     Yolanda P. Santos

2.     Sheila Lyn B. Alag

3.     Raquel Pelonio

4.     Roger Pelonio

5.     Susan Carig

6.     Ariel Carig

7.     Arvin Carig

8.     M. Hautea Dolor

9.     Eileen Damian

Mike Brown, regional sales director, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. awards vitaminwater gear and product to Sheila Lyn B. Alag photographed with her children.
Jose Fernandes, sales manager, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. presents vitaminwater prizes to Eileen Nichole Damian and her daughter.
Mike Brown, regional sales director, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. presents the prizes to the winners of the glacéau vitaminwater online photo contest winners (from left), Raquel Pelonio, Roger Pelonio, and Yolanda Aquino with her son Keith.
Brothers Ariel and Avin Carig receive their prizes for winning the glacéau vitaminwater online photo contest. Their mother, Susan Carig, (not in photo) also won.
Marguerite Hautea Dolor receives her prizes for being one of the winners of the glacéau vitamwinwater online photo contest.

Coca-Cola gives away Liberation Day Party Packages to three winners

Coca-Cola gives away Liberation Day Party Packages to three winners

Coca-Cola has awarded three sets of Liberation Day Party Packages in time for the Liberation Day holiday to the Coke 12-pack raffle promo winners at Cost U Less Harmon, Cost U Less Tamuning, and Island Fresh. Each of the three winners brought home premium Coca-Cola brand leisure merchandise including a rolling party cooler, a propane grill, a canopy, a travel table, a personalized banner, and five cases of 300ml Coke family products.

ALL SET FOR THE LIBERATION DAY

Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Cost U Less management teams present a Liberation Day Party package to Esther E. Talabong, winner of the Coke 12-pack Liberation Day Party raffle promo at Cost U Less Harmon. The package consists of premium Coke brand leisure merchandise including a canopy, a rolling party cooler, a propane grill, a travel table, a personalized Liberation Day banner, and five cases of 300ml Coca-Cola family products. On hand to award the prizes are Mike Brown (second right), regional sales director; Jose Fernandez (second left), sales manager; and Roy Canlas (left), senior business consultant – all of Coca-Cola; and Steven Schmidt, general manager, Cost U Less Harmon.

READY TO PARTY

Joseph Toves (second left), receives his Liberation Day Party Package for winning the Coke 12-pack raffle promo at Cost U Less Tamuning. The party package comprises premium Coca-Cola brand leisure merchandise including a rolling party cooler, a canopy, a propane grill, a travel table, a personalized banner, and five cases of 300ml Coke family products. Presenting the prizes are Jose Fernandez (second right), sales manager and Roy Canlas (left), senior business consultant, both of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc.; and Queenie Quitugua, customer service manager, Cost U Less Tamuning.

GEARED UP FOR THE LIBERATION DAY PARTY

Ernesto Guerrero (second right) accepts his prizes for winning the Coke 12-pack Liberation Day party package raffle promo at Island Fresh. The prizes are composed of premium Coke brand leisure merchandise including a canopy, a propane grill, a travel table, a rolling party cooler, a personalized banner, and five cases of 300ml Coke family products. Sales Manager Jose Fernandez (second left) and Business Consultant Vyren Saladaga (left), both of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc., team up with Island Fresh General Manager Rick Duenas (right) and Receiving Manager Dennis Balabagan in presenting the prizes.

Coca-Cola awards winners of Coke 300ml raffle promo

Coca-Cola awards winners of Coke 300ml raffle promo

Coca-Cola has presented the Coke Collectible Fridge to each of the winners of the 300ml Coke family products raffle promo. “Win a Coke Collectible Fridge” promo was held exclusively at all Pay-Less Supermarkets from May 7 to July 6, 2018.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT OKA PAY-LESS

Deidre Leon Guerrero (second left) and her husband, Jesse Leon Guerrero, flank the Coke Collectible Fridge that she won from the 300ml Coke family products raffle promo. On hand to present the prize are Roy Canlas (right), business consultant, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc.; Alma Guiang (second right), assistant store manager, and Sonya Garrido, shift supervisor, both of Oka Pay-Less.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT AGANA SHOPPING CENTER PAY-LESS

Lisa U. Ruiz (second right) receives her Coke Collectible Fridge from Jose Fernandez, sales manager and Melissa Tretasco (left), business consultant, both of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. They are joined by Melissa Benito, store manager, Agana Shopping Center Pay-Less.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT MANGILAO PAY-LESS

Wayne Brown (middle) and his wife Ethel receive the Coke Collectible Fridge that he won from the Coke 300ml Coke Family Products promo. Vyren Saladaga, business consultant, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc., presents the prize.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT DEDEDO PAY-LESS

Ivan Mendiola (third left), winner of the Coke Collectible Fridge, clasps hands with Arnel Toves, business consultant, Coca-Cola Beverage (Co.) Guam, Inc. They are joined by Jose Fernandez (second left), sales manager, and his sales team members at Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. (from left) Vyren Saladaga, Sovanna Ililau, and Joleen Reyes.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT MICRONESIA MALL PAY-LESS

FrancesAnn Reyes-Naa (second left) receives her Coke Collectible Fridge from Coke and Pay-Less representatives (from left) Arnel Toves, business consultant, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc.; Pepita Contreras, store manager and Robert Tarnate; both of Micronesia Mall Pay-Less.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT SUMAY PAY-LESS

Benjamin M. Siongco receives his Coke Collectible Fridge from Melissa Tretasco (middle), business consultant, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Stacey Quitugua, store manager, Sumay Pay-Less.

COKE COLLECTIBLE FRIDGE WNNER AT YIGO PAY-LESS

Percy Ray Manley (right), receives his Coke Collectible Fridge from the 300ml Coke Family Products Promo. Presenting him with the prize are Joleen Reyes, business consultant, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Mark Palomo, shift supervisor trainee at Yigo Pay-Less.

Coca-Cola and Foremost to Hydrate 2018 Micro Games As Official Beverage Partner

Coca-Cola and Foremost to Hydrate 2018 Micro Games As Official Beverage Partner

Coke and Foremost will provide beverages to 1,500 athletes and coaches

BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam—Coca-Cola and Foremost reinforce their commitment to the Micronesian Community as the Official Beverage Partner of the 2018 Micro Games in Yap.

The leading beverage companies will provide refreshments that include Coca-Cola family products, Powerade, Foremost T fruit-flavored teas, and Foremost Quench purified water to some 1,500 athletes and coaches who will participate in the 13-day quadrennial Micronesian sporting event in the island of Yap from July 15 to 27.

Mr. Marcos W. Fong, CEO of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc., considers the partnership with the 2018 Micro Games an important milestone in the companies’ support of events that promote athleticism, sportsmanship, friendship, and unity among the island nations in the Western Pacific.

“The presence of Coca-Cola and Foremost in the 2018 Micro Games speaks to our goal to sustain and strengthen our long-running support of sports and athletes in our region. Through our investment of beverages, we would like to make the 2018 Micro Games a memorable experience for athletes, fans, and communities in Micronesia. Wherever there are athletes, Coca-Cola and Foremost will be there to support instances of refreshment and to help celebrate winning moments,” Mr. Fong said.

The Micro Games Organizing Committee through 2018 Micro Games CEO Mr. Liyon Sulog has expressed its appreciation for the partnership with Coca-Cola and Foremost. “We are very excited about the sponsorship of Coca-Cola and Foremost,” Mr. Sulog said. “Coca-Cola has been a worldwide partner of the International Olympics for many years and, as such, its prominent presence in Yap will recognize the Micro Games as a leading regional sporting event.”

Marcos W. Fong (second left), CEO, Coca-Cola Beverages Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc. and Liyon Sulog (third right), CEO, 2018 Micro Games seal the beverage partnership between Coca-Cola and Foremost and the 2018 Micro Games with a handshake at the Coke and Foremost corporate headquarters in Barrigada Heights, Guam. They are joined by (from left) Mike Brown, regional sales director and Rusty M. Loyola, import/export manager, both of Coca-Cola and Foremost; and Lukas Ruuemau, president, Pacific Bus Company and 2018 Micro Games supporter.

Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc. CEO Marcos W. Fong (center) hands over Coke and Foremost products to the 2018 Micro Games Organizing Committee led by 2018 Micro Games CEO Liyon Sulog (second left) to hydrate 1,500 athletes and coaches in Micronesia who will participate in the quadrennial sporting event hosted this year by the State of Yap from July 15 to 27. With them (from left) are Rusty M. Loyola, import/export manager and Mike Brown, regional sales director, both of Coca- Cola and Foremost; and Lukas Ruuemau, president, Pacific Bus Company and 2018 Micro Games supporter.

Coca-Cola awards prizes to “Chill in the Spring” promo winners

Coca-Cola awards prizes to “Chill in the Spring” promo winners

BARRIGADA HEIGHTS, Guam – Coca-Cola culminated “Chill in the Spring,” the first of its 2018 consumer promotion with the awarding of winners held May 7. Each winner received Coca-Cola brand premium merchandise including a rolling cooler, a folding char and two golf umbrellas, and two cases of 300ml Coca-Cola products.

Coca-Cola sales Dept. presents the winners of “Chill the Spring” promotion with individual sets of Coca-Cola brand premium merchandise consisting of a rolling cooler, a folding char and two golf umbrellas, and two cases of 300ml Coca-Cola products. Photographed from left to right are Coca-Cola Sales Manager Jose Fernandez, Dannail Fernandez and her daughter Frankianah Fernandez, Coke Consultant Vyren Saladaga, Agnes Villanueva, Business Consultant Roy Canlas, Mary Jane Tomy, Marbelina Rudolph, and Coke Business Consultants Joleen Reyes and Melissa Tretasco

Christina J. Cruz claims her “Chill in the Spring” prize package consisting of Coke brand premium merchandise such as a rolling cooler, a folding chair and two golf umbrellas, and two cases of 300ml Coke family products.

Coca-Cola’s “Oh My Gadgets Giveaway” first drawing winners awarded

 

MaryJean Arriola, first drawing winner of the Coca-Cola “Oh My Gadgets Giveaway” promo at Super
Mart Mangilao receives her Sony PlayStation 4 on Sept. 20, 2017 from Jose Fernandez (left), assistant
sales manager; and Roy Canlas (right), business consultant; both of Coca-Cola Beverage Co. Guam, Inc.;
and from a Super Mart Mangilao representative at the store.

 

 

Alicia R. Dela Cruz accepts a Sony PlayStation 4 during the prize presentation Sept. 21, 2017 at American
Grocery following the first drawing for Coca-Cola’s “Oh My Gadgets Giveaway” at the store in Dededo.
Jose Fernandez (left), assistant sales manager; and Arnel Toves (right), business consultant; both of
Coca-Cola Beverage Co. Guam, Inc.; and Junie Nucum, store manager, American Grocery awarded the
prize