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.
Pirate Brands, the maker of delicious snack, Pirate’s Booty, has teamed up with Walt Disney Pictures to help promote the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” movie. You may remember pirate ships floating around the windward side of Oahu last year as they were filming the movie right here in Hawaii. Pirate’s Booty has released a limited edition “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” themed package of Aged White Cheddar Pirate’s Booty.
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.
Do you like the sweet, delicious, crisp texture of a Japanese Cucumber?
If you do, then you have got to try these Mini Cucumbers grown in Kahuku by Ho Farms.
They are basically a mini version of the local favorite, Japanese Cucumber, and are great to add to salads or use in sushi. I like the fresh crispness so much, I just add a little salt and eat them right out of the hand.
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 »
I just came back from doing some training with the people from Certified Angus Beef® brand, and I learned a lot about the beef we carry and why we carry it.
I knew it was really good stuff, and I knew that it was premium, but I didn't really know the details. I walked away from the meeting and was actually blown away with what I learned. And, I can comfortably say that we do carry the best beef in the local grocery industry... you know what, we carry some of ... more »
Did you know you have an "ecological footprint?"
In today's ever changing global climate, understanding your impact and changing your habits to reduce carbon emissions can be beneficial in preserving Earth's natural environment.
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!