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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
The best part of Super Bowl Sunday for me personally is the gathering of all my friends and family and sharing of good food and drinks.
Somehow, at my SuperBowl parties, beer always seems to take center stage.
Here's what I'll be serving to my Super Bowl friends this year:
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.