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Overwhelmed by your support!

Wow! All of us here at Foodland want to thank you for your kind words of encouragement and support for our Hawaii Kai store. We have been sincerely touched by your overwhelming desire to have us remain a part of your community.

Mahalo and Aloha Hawaii Kai

When Foodland Hawaii Kai opened its doors in 1963, it was the first supermarket in a young, but growing community. The store was our 15th Foodland – one that exemplified the vision and foresight of our founder in opening and investing in communities our competitors thought were too small to deserve attention. Over the years, as Hawaii Kai grew, new stores and competition did come to the community. Yet, through all this change, our store remained dedicated to its customers who had been so ... more »

Mahalo for Bag Up Hunger

We want to thank everyone who participated in Foodland’s Bag Up Hunger program this year to support the thousands of people who are hungry in Hawaii. 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 $47,338.45 was collected for Hawaii’s food ... more »

Celebrating Foodland's 63rd Anniversary

As our company celebrates its 63rd anniversary this week, I can’t help but think about what it must have been like on May 6th, 1948 when our founders, Irish immigrant “Sully” Sullivan and his Chinese immigrant future mother-in law, “Mama” Lau opened the doors to the first Foodland at the corner of Kapiolani and Harding Avenues in Honolulu. I’ve heard the story of that day so many times and looked at the photos so often that if I close my eyes I can almost feel the pride, excitement and ... more »

Mahalo for your Kōkua

A big mahalo to all of you who participated in our Kōkua Japan matching gifts program last month! Together, through customer donations & matching gift from Foodland & the Western Union Foundation, as well as through sales from our Kōkua Japan T-Shirts, a total of $226,568.76 will be given to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts.

Honoring Sully at McDonald's Aina Haina Blessing

If you've driven through East Oahu in the last few months and noticed that there were suddenly two McDonald's next door to each other at Aina Haina Shopping Center, you might have wondered what was going on.

Waialua Potato Medley

When you ask someone “Where are these potatoes grown?”, most will assume the answer is Idaho or California. Would you believe me if I told you that we have a farmer that grows potatoes right here in Hawai`i?

Twin Bridge Farms is a 300-acre operation located on the North Shore of Oahu and they have got some amazing potatoes growing on the land where the old Waialua Sugar Company used to reside. Known for the their freshly harvested asparagus, which is also available at Foodland, ... more »

Ma‘o Farms Produce now at Foodland Farms Aina Haina

A few weekends ago, 40 of our Foodland employees spent some time planting banana trees and picking weeds at Ma‘o Organic Farms in Wai‘anae. It was an amazing experience and we were able to take home some of the fruits and vegetables of our labor. Fresh off the farm and certified organic, everything tasted unbelievably delicious!

Locally Grown Easter Lilies Rooted in a Charitable Cause

The Easter Lily Plants arrived this week to all Foodland and Sack ‘N Save stores. They are stunning! The trumpet shaped blooms of the Easter Lily is what makes this plant unique. Our premium Easter Lily Plants offer about twice the amount of blooms to a standard Easter Lily Plant – so these premiums offer more blooms for your buck!

Spending time on the Farm at Ma‘o Farms

This past weekend, 40 of us from Foodland had the privilege of working at Ma‘o Farms in Wai‘anae. I say “privilege” because it truly was an honor to learn more about the organization and see and hear first all they are doing for the betterment of our community. Led by executive director Kukui Maunakea-Forth and managing director Gary Maunakea-Forth, the student staff and interns shared their experiences and showed us what had been ... more »

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