May 6 is a very special day here at Foodland as it marks the 65th anniversary of the opening of our first store – and Hawaii’s first supermarket – at Market City shopping center in Honolulu. The pride all of us who work here feel can be summed up in the words of Joanna Sullivan, wife of our late founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan who recently explained her excitement about our 65th anniversary saying, “I’m so proud that Foodland remains locally owned and operated and continues to ... more »
I love to eat! I have a long list of my favorite foods and places where I enjoy eating at. I guess you could say I take eating for granted. When I realized that so many Hawaii families don’t have that luxury, I began to understand the importance of supporting our local food banks. Food banks work tirelessly to gather food and support from our communities so that they can help the thousands of individuals and families who struggle every day to feed themselves. According to a “Hunger ... more »
Beautiful locally grown Easter Lily Plants have arrived at your local Foodland and Sack N Save locations, and we are proud to partner exclusively with Howard's Nursery in Kula, Maui and Young Brothers to bring you these gorgeous Easter Lilies and help benefit Easter Seals Hawaii.
Congratulations Roosevelt High School for winning Foodland’s first-ever Shop for Higher Education Video Contest! The winning video is creative, fun, and meaningful – all rolled into one! What a terrific job the video crew and “leading man,” Victor Nhieu, did in producing their video. From Yvonne Elliman to Bruno Mars, Roosevelt High School abounds with talent! If you missed watching Roosevelt High School's entry, click on the video below to watch their contribution.
Many years ago, a young man from Ireland had a dream of leaving his homeland and coming to America. With just $7 in his pocket he headed to New York, then Hawaii, and in 1948 opened the first Foodland store. High school seniors also have great dreams. Some aspire to be teachers, physical therapists, graphic designers, engineers, doctors, business owners, and much more. While going to college is a financial investment, it is also, no doubt, a financial burden to both students and ... more »
We are excited to announce our "Take the Bag challenge" in an effort to encourage our customers to use reusable bags and help cut down on the number of bags used in Hawaii. Remember to take the pledge next time you shop with us and also encourage your friends and family to do the same.
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Our Share a Holiday Feast program began 24 years ago, the brainchild of a generous Pukalani, Maui customer who purchased several extra turkeys and asked our store director to give them to needy families in the area. She called to tell us that she believed other customers would like to do the same, and asked whether Foodland could help make it possible. Our company founder, Maurice J. Sullivan, was agreeable to the idea and, in the first year of the program, customers provided over 500 ... more »
All of us here at Foodland are excited to announce the arrival of the newest member of our family -- Foodland Kapolei. If this sounds a bit like a birth announcement, that's because opening a new store really is a bit like having a baby. Not only are there the months of preparation and planning of every last detail and the steps taken to ensure the new addition will be happy and healthy, but there's also the anxiousness, excitement, and ... more »
I always get excited about Give Aloha, our annual community matching gifts program, because I know many organizations need the funding and that it positively affects the lives of so many in Hawaii. Each year more and more organizations sign up for our program -- this year, 668 organizations will participate!
A couple of months ago, a group of thirty volunteers from our Foodland and Sack N Save ohana returned to Maʻo Farms in Waianae’s Lualualei Valley for our much anticipated quarterly GIVE day (Get Involved, Volunteer Environmentally). We all looked forward to spending the morning working in the fields planting, weeding and harvesting, but more importantly reconnecting with the knowledgeable and passionate student interns and staff at Maʻo. Since this was our fourth visit over the past ... more »