Company overview

Trade Name
Foremost Blue Seal, Ltd.
Established
1948
Founding Anniversary
1963/2/9
Main Office Address
5-5-6 Makiminato, Urasoe City, Okinawa Prefecture 901-2610
Telephone Numbers

Representative 098-877-5103
Operations Department 098-877-5105
Supply Management Department 098-877-5106
Management, General Affairs Department 098-877-8490
Management Strategy Office 098-877-5104
Merchandise Department 098-877-5107
Gift center 098-877-9258

FAX
098-876-6499
Fax (Operations Line)
098-877-9799
Capital
151,890,000 yen
Business Operations
Ice cream sales
Sales of ice cream related goods
Sales of chilled sweets and dairy products
Ice cream parlor management
Restaurant management
Representative
Representative Director: Masaaki Mizuta
Employees
220employees (including temporary and part-time) as of 2013/6/1.
Banks of Transactions
Okinawa Bank,Ryukyu Bank,Kaiho Bank, Koza Credit Union, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

history

1948
A contract with the U.S. forms the basis of establishing business in present-day Gushikawa City, Okinawa.
1963
An associated company of International Dairies Co., headquartered in California, builds an establishment in Urasoe City, Okinawa.
1972
Acquires approval from the Japanese government to become a publicly traded company.
1976
Company’s name changes to Foremost Blue Seal.
1978
Japanese government approves expansion of operations outside of Okinawa Prefecture.
1983
The ice cream parlor “BigDip” is reconstructed to become the largest parlor in Japan.
1984
Transfer of stocks to Friesland Food Co.
1985
The first ice cream parlor in Kyushu opens.
1990
Come under the umbrella of Holland-based Friesland Frico Domo International Division.
1994
The Yaeyama Office opens in Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture.
1995
July The 2nd BigDip shop in Chatan Town opens.
1996
Transfer of stocks to the Pokka Corporation and coming under the umbrella of the Pokka Group.
2002
Integrate manufacturing processes with Okinawa Meiji Dairy Corp. to form M&B Corp.
2003
BigDip, Chatan shop, gets a café-style makeover.
2004
November Opening of the Blue Seal On Dish restaurant.
2005
April BigDip, Makiminato shop, is renewed to feature a historical timeline.
2006
August The first franchise shop opens in Fussa City, Tokyo.
2007
August The 5th corporate-ran Blue Seal BigDip shop opens in Toyosaki in August.
2008
April Naha, Okinawa Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal LickBit Kokusai Dori Branch” opening
August Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal Arow & Department Branch” opening
September Kokubunji, Tokyo Chain store “Blue Seal Café Kokubunji Branch” opening
November Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal Lala Garden Branch” opening
2009
February BigDip Maki Port Branch renewal opening
April A Blue Seal franchise shop opens in Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Toshima District, Tokyo in April
September Misato City, Saitama Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal Café Lala Port Shin-Misato Branch” opening
September Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal Café Fujisawa Shonan Branch” opening
November Osaka International Airport Chain store “Blue Seal Kansai International Airport Branch” opening
2010
July Chatan Mihama, Okinawa Prefecture Company Store “Blue Seal Depot Island Branch” opening
December GALA Ski Ground, Niigata Prefecture Company Store “Blue Seal Gala Yuzawa Branch” opening
2011
June Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal Nago Branch” opening
July Haneda Airport Chain store “Blue Seal Haneda Airport Branch” opening
September Urasoe City, Okinawa Prefecture Company store “Blue Seal Café San-A Machinato Branch” opening
December Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture Chain store “Blue Seal Wakayama Branch” opening
2012
April Naha, Okinawa Prefecture Company store “Blue Seal Palette Kumoji Branch” opening
November Daiyama, Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture Company store “Blue Seal MEGA Don Quijote Ginowan Branch” opening
2013
March Blue Seal Toyosaki renewal opening
June Minatogawa, Urasoe City, Okinawa Prefecture Company Store “Blue Seal Happy Town Branch” opening