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 »
Mahalo to everyone who participated in Foodland’s Bag Up Hunger program. Together, through your donations at checkout, $10,000 support from Unilever, and coins collected at our Change Angels event near Market City, a total of $58,577.25 was collected for Hawaii’s food banks to support the thousands of people who are hungry in Hawaii. We are truly amazed that nearly $11,000 more was raised this year as compared to last year!
It was heartwarming to read a letter we just received from one of our first Shop for Higher Education scholarship recipients back in 2006. She expressed her deep gratitude for the scholarship that she received from us, and explained that it allowed her to focus on her scholastic endeavors and not worry about how she would finance her college education. Having received a degree in Criminology and Law from a ... more »
This month marks the 64th anniversary of Foodland’s founding, an occasion we look forward to celebrating with all of you. Each year, our anniversary reminds us of how fortunate and blessed we are to have great customers and employees who support us. Locally owned, family businesses like ours are few and far between today (in fact, Foodland and KTA are the only locally owned supermarket chains remaining in Hawaii) and we know our company would not be here today if it were not for all of ... more »
Our company Vice Chairman, Roger Wall, has been named the Hawaii State Chair for the 2012 March for Babies, which helps raise money to support expectant mothers and babies right here in Hawaii. This year’s March for Babies, sponsored by Foodland, will have the support of more than 45,000 people at five walk sites on four islands including 5,000 walkers, 500 volunteers and 40,000 contributors.
Every year, Foodland is proud to carry beautiful Easter Lilies grown locally at Howard’s Nursery in Kula, Maui. The handsome gentleman pictured to the left is Howard Takishita, owner of Howard’s Nurseries, Inc, and the green thumb responsible for producing these wonderful lilies. What you may not know is that these same lilies that he tirelessly cultivates especially for our customers, hold a very special place in his heart.
All of us here at Foodland were thrilled to learn that we were voted “best grocery store” by readers of Honolulu Magazine. What a tremendous honor this is – especially during a year in which we were faced not only with having to close our Hawaii Kai store after nearly 50 years, but also with mass merchants like WalMart and Target selling more food and our competitors opening new stores right near ours. We know that you have more choices than ever of where you do your grocery shopping, ... more »
When our annual Share a Holiday Feast program launched on November 1st, we wondered how well we’d do this year, considering Hawaii’s struggling economy. We could only hope we would raise as much we did as last year ($96,226.17) to help those in need enjoy a holiday meal with their families. We shouldn’t have been surprised when the final donations were calculated – after all, people in Hawaii have always been more than generous for good ... more »