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 »
Have you heard the latest commercial by one of our competitors? I have to say it shocked me and our staff here at Foodland on several levels. First, there was the mentioning of our company and Times specifically by name – something we just don’t do here in Hawaii. But more than that was the insinuation that customers need not shop with us any longer because this competitor simply matched the prices on only a few of the hundreds of items we have on sale every week.
Here in Hawaii it’s so common for locals to ask each other, “Where did you go to high school?” or, “Where you grad?” Well, whatever Hawaii high school is your alma mater, you can help them earn college scholarships for their seniors! Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education is one of my favorite community programs because together with the help of our customers and vendors, 100+ high school seniors can ... more »
Did you know that if Hawaii were hit by a natural disaster, we would only have only two to three weeks supply of food – and that’s not considering that people would begin hoarding the minute that fear of the disaster hit! In the aftermath of a frenzy of people buying all they could, Hawaii’s food supply could last only a few days!
As we kick off our annual Shop For Higher Education program this month, helping Hawaii’s students achieve their dreams of attending college couldn’t be easier. Stop by our store, select one of the 85 participating schools, and then shop with your Maika’i card. We’ll do the rest. Every time you shop through March 29th, your favorite school will earn points towards scholarships for their seniors. It’s all so ... more »
It always amazes us and warms our hearts that our customers are so generous and kind in supporting those in need during the holidays each year. This past holiday season, through your donations at checkout, we were able to provide more than $96,000 in holiday meals to Hawaii’s families!
Thank you so much on behalf of Foodland, The Salvation Army and the thousands of families who benefited from your thoughtfulness.
Customers Can Now Earn HawaiianMiles by Grocery Shopping at Foodland
We are excited to begin our new partnership with Hawaiian Airlines and the HawaiianMiles frequent-flyer program! Grocery shoppers statewide can now earn HawaiianMiles by shopping at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms stores using their Maika`i cards. We are the only supermarket in Hawaii to offer this great Hawaiian Airlines benefit to our loyal customers!
Here’s how it ... more »
I’ve come to realize that as a kama`aina company, Foodland truly cares about our community and the place we call home. In one of our meetings, someone reported that an average Hawaii family uses more than 700 plastic bags a year for grocery shopping. With more than 400,000 Hawaii households, that’s more than 280,000,000 plastic bags a year! We knew that we needed to work towards changing those statistics.
Twelve years ago, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, one of our Maui customers shared a wonderful idea with us. While shopping at our Pukalani store, she had 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.