Nassau, Bahamas, December 19, 2018—On Christmas Day, more than 2,200 families
will be able to gather together and partake in a hearty Christmas meal thanks to the
generosity of AML Foods Limited and those who supported the 3rd Annual Feed Five
Thousand Families holiday giveback. Yesterday, company officials donated the
packages to the Bahamas Feeding Network, the Salvation Army and the Bahamas Red
Cross at Solomon’s Yamacraw. Distribution will also take place in Freeport on
During the month-long campaign, AML raised $100,000 to assist Bahamian families
experiencing financial hardship. This brings the total amount raised by the outreach
program to over $234,000 since starting in 2015. To date, over 5850 Christmas meal
packages have been distributed to those in need.
Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at AML Foods Ltd
thanked the public for supporting the cause. “Today, as we bring our Feed Five Thousand
Families holiday giveback to a close, we want to thank all who continue to give and
support this effort, particularly our customers and our corporate partners. We hope that
the meals being distributed today will make Christmas brighter for families facing tough
times during the holiday season.”
Bastian continued: “Giving is the truest way to show the real reason for the season and
through this campaign, persons now have another vehicle to support those in need. We
are proud that we were able to met our target of raising $100,000 in such a tough economic time and we know that the funds will help groups like the Bahamas Feeding
Network, the Bahamas Red Cross and the Salvation Army continue their mandate to
assist the less fortunate.”
Back in November, AML launched the annual campaign at all of its retail grocery outlets
in New Providence and on Grand Bahama Island, appealing to both corporate Bahamas
and the general public to purchase or donate towards Christmas Dinner Packages valued
at $40. The company jumpstarted the giving with a $20,000 pledge and offered to match
up to $5000 for donations coming through the www.dominos242.com platform.
Starting today, the Bahamas Feeding Network, the Salvation Army and the Bahamas Red
Cross will begin distributing meals to families in New Providence and on Grand Bahama.
AML Foods Limited announced the completion of a 5-year remodeling project at 11 Domino’s retail outlets throughout The Bahamas. The project began in 2013 with the goal of modernizing and improving the overall operations and customer experience in stores. As the local franchise holder, AML Foods invested $1.645 million on the upgrades, transforming each location into the ‘pizza theatre’ style design seen in Domino’s locations around the world.
Today, all outlets in New Providence and in Grand Bahama now feature an open kitchen design, where patrons can view the pizza making process from start to finish. The new interior design also allows for greater functionality during the food preparation process.
Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at AML Foods Limited
said the capital investment allows Domino’s team members to operate in a more efficient workspace.
“We wanted to ensure that our team works in an environment where they can be efficient and deliver the level of service that we expect everyday. Improving the layout in stores also allows us to provide a better customer experience,” Bastian explained. “Over the five-year period, our operations team worked closely with the Domino’s international
team to completely transform the physical appearance at all outlets in the country.”
She continued, “From a corporate standpoint, we believe that the investment will be
beneficial today and into the future. Beyond the upgrades, we will continue to provide
staff with the training and tools needed to meet the growing demands in the industry.”
Domino’s started its operations in The Bahamas more than 25 years ago and currently
operates with a team of 200 employees. The franchise has a total of 11 locations
throughout the Bahamas including 9 on New Providence (South Beach, Blue Hill, Cable
Beach, Carmichael, Coral Harbour, Golden Gates, Harbour Bay, Marathon and Sea
Grapes) and two on Grand Bahama Island (Port Lucaya and RND Plaza).
In addition to retail stores, the company continues to be a leader online with digital
orders on www.dominos242.com accounting for 25% of the local franchise’s annual
business sales. The team at Domino’s Bahamas is seeking to grow traffic on the
website by 40% over the next two years.
Solomon’s Lucaya Expands Specialty Section Product Options
Freeport, Bahamas, November19, 2018—With a growing demand for specialty and healthy grocery options, Solomon’s Lucaya recently expanded its product offering in store with the addition of a new specialty section. Until now, specialty and organic items at the location were displayed with conventional grocery items throughout the store.
The expansion adds more all-natural and organic dry goods, snacks, condiments and specialty items like cheeses to the store’s product mix. Setting up a separate space, also
makes it more convenient for customers to shop for these products.
“We know that our customers in the Grand Bahama market have expressed a strong interest in affordable, organic and specialty options in our stores. This new area allows us
to expand our current product offerings as well as introduce additional brands to consumers on the island,” said Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at AML Foods Limited, parent company of Solomon’s.
“Today’s shopper is more health conscious than ever before. They pay attention to food
labels and are constantly looking at incorporating a variety of natural, organic groceries
into their overall healthy living regiment. With the expansion of specialty items at Solomon’s Lucaya, we are seeking to cater directly to persons with a keen interest in high
quality, affordable whole food options and to make living a healthy lifestyle more
accessible to them.”
Shoppers can find brands like Wild Harvest Organics, Baby Crave, Noo Trees, The
Honest Company, Better Life and HomeSolv and other brands with simple, all-natural
In addition to the specialty section, Solomon’s Lucaya also added a new fresh meat case
to display quality choice meats and expanded its selection of available fresh seafood