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 +8198-877-5103
Operations Department +8198-877-5105
Supply Management Department +8198-877-5106
Management, General Affairs Department +8198-877-8490
Management Strategy Office +8198-877-5104
Merchandise Department +8198-877-5107
Gift center +8198-877-9258

FAX
098-876-6499
Fax (Operations Line)
098-877-9799
Capital
100,000,000 yen
Business Operations

Sales of Ice cream
Sales of ice cream related goods
Sales of chilled sweets and dairy products
Management of Ice cream parlor
Franchiser of BLUE SEAL
Management of BLUE SEAL ICE PARK
Management of hug 3 do(hug-san-do)

Representative
Representative Director: Ryuji Yamamoto
Employees
308employees (including ordinary fixed-term employee and part-time) as of 2020/2/1.
Banks of Transactions
Okinawa Bank,Ryukyu Bank,Kaiho Bank, Koza Credit Union, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Japan Post Bank,MUFG Bank

history

1948
Begins operations in ( the U.S. military base of ) Tengan, Gushikawa city, Okinawa under contract with the U.S. government.
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
Opened the first BLUE SEAL’s ice cream parlor in Kyushu.
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
The Big Dip Chatan shop reopen after renovation to café-style.
2004
Open the BLUE SEAL restaurant “On Dish” on November. 
2005
Reopen the directly managed main shop Big Dip Makiminato shop after renovation on April.
2006
Open the first franchise shop in Fussa City, Tokyo on August.
2007
Open the “Blue Seal Big Dip Tomigusuku” in Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City on August.
2008
Open the franchised chain shop “Blue Seal Café Kokubunji”  in  Kokubunji, Tokyo on september.
2009
Reopen the directly managed shop “Big Dip Makiminato” and “Big Dip Chatan”.
Open the franchised chain shop “BLUE SEAL in Ikebukuro Sunshine City Branch” in Toshima District, Tokyo.
2010

Open the directly managed shop “Blue Seal Depot Island” in Mihama, Chatan town, Okinawa.
Open the franchised chain shop “Blue Seal Gala Yuzawa Branch” at GALA Ski Ground in Niigata Prefecture on December.

2011

Open the franchised chain shop “Blue Seal Nago Branch” in Nago City, Okinawa on June.
Open the franchised chain shop “Blue Seal Haneda Airport Branch” at Haneda Airport, Tokyo on July.

2012

Open the Blue Seal directly  managed shop “Palette Kumoji” at Kumoji,  Naha City, Okinawa.

2013
Reopen the “Blue Seal Toyosaki”.
2015
Closure of Blue Seal Restaurant “On Dish”.
Opened FC shops “BLUE SEAL Okinawa Rycom” at AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom.

2016

Open ice cream experience facility “BLUE SEAL ICE PARK” at the place formerly was “On Dish”.

Renovation of guest seats of “BLUE SEAL” Toyosaki shop.

2017

Awarded Intellectual property distinguished service award “Minister of METI Recognition”.
Opened “BLUE SEAL Depoisland Seaside” at Mihama, Chatan town, Okinawa.
Opened “BLUE SEAL Yokohama World Porters” at Yokohama, Kanagawa.

2018

Opened “BLUE SEAL Canal City Hakata” at Hakata, Fukuoka.

2019

Opened “BLUE SEAL Urasoe PARCO CITY” at Urasoe City, Okinawa.

2020

Opened “BLUE SEAL AEON Haebaru” at Haebaru town, Okinawa.
Opened “BLUE SEAL Senaga malibu” at Senaga Island, Tomigusuku City, Okinawa.
Opened “BLUE SEAL Ou jima” at Ou Island, Nanjo city, Okinawa.
Opended fashionable Ice cream sandwich shop “hug 3do -hug san do-” at iias Okinawa Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City, Okinawa.