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.
Domino’s ‘Cheesy Wedding’Commercial Takes Top Social Video Prize At Telly Awards
For Immediate Release
June 11, 2018
Domino’s Bahamas Cheesy Weddings commercial is continuing to make waves both locally and internationally. Recently, the company was voted number one for the People’s Telly Social Video during the 39th Annual Telly Awards. The international organization honors excellence in video and television across all screens including traditional television and online campaigns. Scores of fans rated and shared their love for the commercial helping to propel Domino’s Bahamas to the top spot.
In the first quarter of 2018, the local franchise kicked off its marketing season releasing the ‘boy meets girl’ romantic tale on Valentine’s Day. Bahamian Lavado Stubbs of Conch Boy Films directed the all-Bahamian cast and crew including online comedian Timico “Sawyer Boy” Sawyer and recording artist Jonny Cake.
Shirlen Godet, Domino’s Brand Manager and Cheesy Wedding producer conceptualized the script, which was shot in three parts with flashback scenes. He said the campaign focused on using humor to tell a modern day Bahamian love story. “From the director to the actors and the actual concept, it was an entirely Bahamian effort and I am proud of the work done using local talent . We put a lot of work into creating a commercial that would engage viewers all while relaying a humorous love story,” Godet said. “The video ran on television and online and our audience response to it was instant. Receiving the People’s Telly Social Video award speaks to the talent that we have locally and the world-class productions that can be created right here in our own country.”
To date, Cheesy Weddings has reached more than 180,000 Facebook users and has been shared over 700 times from the Domino’s Bahamas Facebook platform. The commercial is also nominated for a 2018 Bahamian Icon Award in the category of Recorded Entertainment Ensemble.
The Domino’s Bahamas team thanked all who participated in creating the hit commercial including Classic Formal Wear, the British Colonial Hilton Nassau, Kedar In Style, Sawyerboy TV Jonny Cake, Conchboy Films and Digital Kafe. learn more...
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Solomon’s Fresh Market Gearing Up For 3rd Fun Walk & Health Fair
May 21, 2018
On Saturday, May 26, Solomon’s Fresh Market will host its 3rd Annual Fun Walk & Health Fair at Old Fort Bay. Event organizers are inviting members of the public to come out, get moving and learn more about options for living a healthier lifestyle. At 6:30 a.m., the 5K Fun Walk will begin in the store’s parking lot with participants traveling to Lyford Cay and back. Throughout the day, customers can also take advantage of free health screenings, cooking demonstrations and product sampling during the health fair running from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
“We’re excited to put on our third annual fun walk and health fair. Last year we had more than 100 persons participating in the walk and some 250 shoppers visiting vendor booths so we know that there is a strong interest in getting active and learning more about health and wellness,” said Naomi Grant, event organizer and Solomon’s Fresh Market Brand Manager. “As a company, we try to take advantage of every opportunity to educate our community and to provide information on incorporating fresh, natural and organic ingredients and physical activity into daily living.” Grant invites persons to pre-register for the walk at www.solomonsfreshmarkets.com or visit any Solomon’s Fresh Market location to sign up. Registration will also take place on Saturday. Part proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Cancer Society of The Bahamas. Last year, AML Foods Limited, parent company of Solomon’s Fresh Market donated $1,500 to the non-profit group. The company hopes to match or exceed that amount this year.
In addition to advice from fitness experts, tips on preparing nutritious meals and food sampling, Doctors Hospital and the Bahamas Medical Center will be available to conduct blood pressure checks, weigh-ins and glucose screenings at the health fair. learn more...
AML To Celebrate Earth Day With 3rd Annual Eco-Friendly ‘Bring Your Own Bag’ Initiative
April 15, 2018
On Sunday, April 22nd, AML Foods Ltd. will commemorate Earth Day with its 3rd annual Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) event. This weekend, the company hopes to distribute more than 10,000 free, reusable shopping bags to customers at grocery outlets on New Providence and on Grand Bahama. Participating stores include Solomon’s Super Center at Old Trail Rd, Solomon’s Yamacraw, Solomon’s Fresh Market Harbour Bay, and Solomon’s Fresh Market Old Fort Bay in New Providence and at Solomon’s Lucaya, and Solomon’s Freeport in Grand Bahama.
Started in April 2016, the initiative is aimed at reducing the number of plastic bags in circulation in The Bahamas. AML is partnering with representatives from Caribbean Bottling, Island Wholesale, Scotia Bank, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Paint Fair, Pelican Bay, Nassau Agencies Limited and select international vendors to distribute the eco-friendly canvas shopping bags during Sunday’s event.
Gavin Watchorn, President & CEO of AML Foods Ltd, said the BYOB event works to raise awareness and to bring the company towards its ultimate goal of eliminating the use of plastic bags in its overall operations. “Currently, all of our retail outlets use biodegradable plastic bags. As a company, we are focused on reducing our impact even further by aligning with strategic partners to implement this green initiative. In the future, we see all of our locations operating without the use of plastic bags,” he said. The push to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of plastic bags is a key element for preserving the country’s natural environment. Earlier this month, Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira announced the government’s plan to ban plastic bags in the Bahamas by 2020.
AML officials estimate that if each customer uses two reusable bags per week, approximately two million plastic bags could be removed from local circulation annually. The company believes that in the long run, opting for more eco-friendly alternatives at the checkout counter could have a significant impact on the our island’s ecosystem.
Renea Bastian, VP of Marketing and Communications encourages the Bahamian community to come out and participate in Sunday’s exercise. “Through the BYOB
program, we have been able to distribute more than 36,000 bags over the past three years,” Bastian said. “We are aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible and we want to encourage our shoppers to make the switch from plastic to reusable bags. In addition to the free bags that will be given away on Sunday, we also have additional eco-friendly canvas bags on sale at our locations to assist our customers with the transition.”
The BYOB distribution process will begin when AML retail outlets open on Sunday April 22 and will continue while supplies last. learn more...