Solomon’s Yamacraw recently concluded its
first Summer Slimdown Challenge with Jay Fitness 242. Participant Yolanda Miller
walked away as the challenge winner with a $300 shopping spree on behalf of
The fitness challenge, which began July 7th and ran through September 1st, encouraged
shoppers to live a healthier lifestyle complete with exercise and a balanced diet. More
than 65 persons took part in three Junkanoo Aerobics sessions in the store’s parking lot.
Miller, the overall winner, lost a total of 14 pounds over the course of three months. The
entire group dropped a combined total of 47 pounds.
In addition to the exercise sessions put on by Donavan “Jay” Rolle, fitness coach and
owner of Jay Fitness 242, challenge participants were also given meal planning and
nutritional tips to incorporate throughout the summer. The initiative was free and open to
all fitness levels.
“We would like to thank all of the participants who made the commitment to living a
healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise,” Shekia Albury, Marketing Manager for
Solomon’s and Cost Right.
“Our goal for the challenge was to help persons jumpstart their fitness and wellness goals through fun and energetic sessions with Coach Jay. This initiative is in keeping with our parent company, AML Foods Limited’s focus on engaging and educating the community particularly as it relates to making healthier lifestyle choices.”
During each session, challenge participants were weighed in. Persons completing all
three of the hour-long Junkanoo aerobic workouts were eligible to enter to receive the
grand prize. In the end, Yolanda Miller’s focus and determination paid off and she
walked away 14 pounds lighter and with a $300 shopping spree to commemorate her win.
Solomon's To Host 5th Annual Back-To-School Trade Show Featuring
Afterschool Club Options For Students
Nassau, Bahamas, August 19, 2018— As Summer comes to a close, parents are preparing thousands of students to head back to the classroom. This Saturday, August 25th, Solomon’s Super Center on Old Trail Road will host its 5th Annual Back-To-School Trade Show for parents seeking savings on school items and solutions for afterschool activities.
Starting at noon, shoppers visiting the store can sign their children up for afterschool
clubs including Junior Achievement, Bahamas Elite Sports Academy, Little Protégés
Bahamas, GGYA, Swift Swimming Club, The Future School of Dance, Uniforms For All
and the Zonta Club. Participating wholesale vendors will also be on hand, sampling food
items and conducting product demonstrations.
Solomon’s Marketing Manager and event organizer Shekia Albury said Saturday’s trade
show is a way to assist parents in preparing for the busy school year ahead.
“For this year’s event, we wanted to reward parents by offering options for after school
activities. We know that schedules tend to get extremely busy once the school year
begins and this gives them an opportunity to get more information about reputable
afterschool programs all in one location, ” she explained.
“We’re also offering a chance for 20 parents to win ‘Good Luck Parents’ packages at our
four Solomon’s locations—Old Trail and Yamacraw in New Providence and Solomon’s
Lucaya and Solomon’s Queen’s Highway in Grand Bahama as a way to say ‘thank you’
to mothers and fathers who sacrifice so much for their children throughout the entire
This summer Solomon’s parent company, AML Foods Ltd. also assisted parents further
by partnering with local non-profit group Uniforms For All (UFA). The group is dedicated to recycling uniforms for high school students attending private and public schools in New Providence. UFA donation bins were placed in Solomon’s Super Center, Solomon’s Yamacraw and Cost Right locations throughout the summer. More than 1000 pieces were collected and are currently being distributed to families needing extra assistance leading in to the new school year.
“We were pleased to assist UFA in reaching their goal of collecting, cleaning and
distributing school uniforms to deserving students. This also lessens the burden on
parents with financial challenges as they prepare for back-to-school.”
Saturday’s trade show will feature deals and savings on grocery items and school
supplies. In addition to the afterschool programs showcasing this weekend, Solomon’s
customers can also look forward to giveaways and free sampling from participating
product vendors including Kellogg’s, Liquid Fruit, Essential Everyday, Lysol, Colgate,
Organics, Ensure, PediaSure, Glucerna, Stayflo and Nabisco. The trade show is set to
take place on Saturday at Solomon’s Super Center on the East West Highway from 12
p.m.- 5 p.m.
Solomon's Queen’s Highway To Host 5th Annual Back-To-School Trade Show
Featuring Afterschool Club Options For Students
Freeport, Bahamas, August 20, 2018— As Summer comes to a close, parents are preparing thousands of students to head back to the classroom. This Saturday, August 25th, Solomon’s Queen’s Highway will host its 5th Annual Back-To-School Trade Show for parents seeking savings on school items and solutions for afterschool activities.
Starting at noon, shoppers visiting the store can sign their children up for afterschool clubs including Leo Club, Lions Club, Legacy Baseball, Fast Track Athletics, Learning Tree, The Freeport Players Guild, Grand Bahama Gymnastics and YMCA Tennis Club. Participating wholesale vendors will also be on hand, sampling food items and conducting product demonstrations.
Solomon’s Grand Bahama Marketing Assistant and event organizer Daneisha Clarke
said Saturday’s trade show is a way to assist parents in preparing for the busy
school year ahead.
“This year, we are focused on rewarding the parents in our community by showcasing after school activities to help them better organize their schedules beyond the classroom. On Saturday, we will be featuring many of the reputable afterschool programs all in one location, ” she explained.
“Shoppers will also have a chance to enter to win a ‘Good Luck Parents’ package at
Solomon’s Queen’s Highway and Solomon’s Lucaya. We want to say ‘thank you’ to
parents for all of the sacrifices that they make for their children throughout the
Saturday’s trade show will feature deals and savings on grocery items and school supplies. In addition to the afterschool programs showcasing this weekend, Solomon’s customers can also look forward to giveaways and free sampling from Organics, Stayflo, Liquid Fruit, Sun Supreme Detergent, Sun Supreme Coconut Water and Essential Everyday. The trade show is set to take place on Saturday at Solomon’s Queen’s Highway 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
AML Recognizes Grand Bahama Employees During Annual Retreat
Freeport, Bahamas, August 12, 2018—Last month, AML Foods Limited officials
recognized employees from its northern Bahamas division for years of hard work and
dedication as the company wrapped up another successful year.
During the annual staff retreat held on Grand Bahama Island, company President & CEO
Gavin Watchorn awarded long serving employees from three retail outlets for their years
of service to AML. At the event attended by staff members, company executives,
community leaders and government officials, Watchorn also presented a comprehensive
overview of AML’s performance over the past fiscal year and outlined plans for future
“This past year has been filled with growth and challenges in our Grand Bahama stores.
We know that our success is tied closely to the commitment of our team members and the level of service that they render everyday,” Watchorn said. “As we conclude another year of operation, we would like to thank you for striving everyday to embody our company’s core values and we look forward to working as a team to continuing to serve the Grand Bahama community.”
The Hon. Michael C. Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources and Member
of Parliament for Marco City attended the event and brought remarks during the retreat
held at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall on West Atlantic Drive. Speaking on the
topic Success Begins With You, Minister Pintard encouraged AML’s staff to continue to
excel in the work environment.
Mr. Franklyn Butler, Chairman of AML Foods concluded the speaking portion of the
event by reiterating the company’s commitment to its employees. He emphasized the
common belief that AML’s ultimate success is tied to the employees the organization is
able to attract and retain.
A total of 33 team members from Solomon’s Freeport, Solomon’s Lucaya, and Cost
Right Freeport were recognized for completing 5, 10, 25 or 30 years of service with
AML. As a thank you, employees received gifts based on their years of service including
plaques and travel vouchers.
Two employees, Phillis Hield and Marvin Sears, completed 25 years of service and
received $2,000.00 gift certificates from Wide World Forwarding. The evening’s top
honor went to Mr. James Thompson, Senior Broker at AML Foods who received a
$3,000.00 gift certificate from Wide World Forwarding as a thank you for three decades
of dedicated service to the company.
Members from Solomon’s Lucaya’s Produce Department captured the Produce
Department of the Year title and Solomon’s Queen’s Highway’s Warehouse Department
walked away with the title of the Department of the Year. Mr. Jermaine Smith, Food
Distribution Manager for Solomon’s Queen’s Highway took home the top award for
Manager of the Year for the entire company.