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Lilies For Abilities, Help Support Easter Seals Hawaii

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.

Mahalo Honolulu

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 »

Mahalo for your support with Share a Holiday Feast!

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 »

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from all of us at Foodland

*Special New Years Hours*

All stores open until 10 p.m. on December 31st (Except for Ala Moana, which will be open until 7 p.m.).
All stores will be open for regular hours on January 1st. All 24 hour stores will open at 6 a.m., including Foodland Beretania, Ewa Beach, Kailua, Kihei, Market City and Pukalani.

Happy Thanksgiving to All

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, all of us at Foodland want to thank you for your business throughout the year. We feel very fortunate to be the only remaining local supermarket with stores throughout the state and are truly honored that you have voted us Hawaii's Best Grocery Store. Believe me, we know these things would not be possible without all of you. You challenge us to be better, you inspire us to find new ways to improve our service to you, and you support us with ... more »

Flyin’ Hawaiian Poke – It’s Official!

We are so excited about our new partnership with Shane Victorino and excited to announce the winner of our Flyin’ Hawaiian Poke. Without further waiting…the winner is HOME PLATE!

We wanted our customers to be a part of this partnership as well which is why we had you try the “bases” in 14 of our stores and then come online and vote for your favorite. We had over 4,600+ votes for the different bases and home plate is the big winner. This is the flavor that has great crunch with ... more »

Isolated Farm's Green Onion Disposal does not impact Foodland

Many customers have reached out to us with questions about green onions in our Foodland stores and we wanted to let all of our customers know that the recent cease of sales from Wong Hon Hin farms does not impact any products we carry.

The Department of Health required Wong Hon Hin Farms in Waianae to destroy and dispose of approximately 800 pounds of fresh Green Onions today due to presence of an unapproved pesticide found on the product. While we do buy product from Wong Hon Hin ... more »

Packaged Salad Recall does not impact Foodland

Many customers have reached out to us with questions about packaged salad in our Foodland stores and we wanted to let all of our customers know that the recall does not impact any products we carry.

The bagged salad in question with potential Salmonella contamination was found at Taylor Farms, and the voluntary precautionary recall applies only to products that were not shipped to Hawaii. We currently do carry Taylor Farms Organic Baby Spinach Salad in the 5 oz. bag, which ... more »

Cantaloupe Recall does not impact Foodland

Many customers have reached out to us with questions about the cantaloupe in our Foodland stores and we wanted to let all of our customers know that the recall does not impact any products we carry.

The cantaloupe in question with strains of listeriosis come from a farm in Colorado. All of our mainland cantaloupe comes from farms in California so none of our products are part of this recall.

For customers who have questions or want to read more about the recall here is a ... more »

Give Aloha 2011

With Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, in full swing and running through the end of September, I've heard that inquiring minds want to know who to give to. Indeed, with over 500 participating non-profits -- who all do great work for our community to choose from, deciding who to support can be a daunting task. So here are a few tips to think about...

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