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.
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.
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 »
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!
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!
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!