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.
Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!!! I hope you were able to take advantage of some of our awesome November product deals (I was most excited about the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, yum!), but if you missed out, never fear, because great Holiday Savings are here! We’re bringing back our tiered Holiday Product Offers for a second round in December. These offers arrive on December 8, so don’t forget to save up those My Rewards Certificates. We’ll be offering you a brand-new selection of ... more »
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and all of us at Foodland want to take this opportunity to thank you for your business. As a local business -- and the only locally owned grocery chain with stores statewide -- we depend on your support and are very grateful to have you as a customer. We know that today more than ever, you have many choices of stores to patronize and we want to thank you for choosing Foodland. We truly appreciate your business and want you to know that we will ... more »
I love the holiday season and things kick into high gear on Thanksgiving. Even though it is a fun time, it can be a stressful one when it comes to getting the dinner together.
Here are a few tips that can help to make this a time you can enjoy your company instead of stress in the kitchen.
Planning is key. Don't try to make everything on Thanksgiving day. If you layer your tasks, you can spread most of the work over the course of the week.
Do you have children that don’t like to eat their fruits & vegetables? Do they kick and scream if you place a carrot or some broccoli on their plate? If so, please check out FoodChamps.org. While I can't say that they'll be begging for brussels sprouts or green beans, it sure is a fun site to learn about fruits & vegetables, and hopefully encourage them to try different ones. I must admit that I had a great time exploring this site ... more »
Everyone knows avocados are wonderful for making guacamole or dips. But that doesn't stop this unique fruit from being added to everything from your favorite salad to sandwiches, sushi, entrées, dessert, and smoothies. Heck, we even added it to our award winning poke! There are so many ways to eat this fruit and there are some great health benefits too. Did you know that avocados contain 60% more potassium than bananas? These nutrient dense fruits are also sodium and ... more »
I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new program we kicked off at Foodland earlier this week! Our Take the Bag Challenge invites customers to join us in committing to use only reusable bags when they shop over the next six weeks and our hope is that we can change habits, help protect Hawaii’s environment and reduce our plastic bag usage by 50%! It’s a big goal, but one we are confident we can achieve with your help!
O ka pono ke hanaʻia a iho mai na lani.
The phrase – which when translated means “Continue to do good until the heavens come down to you” – is displayed prominently at our Aina Haina store. And it was these words that Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, quoted at our annual Give Aloha celebration today as she conveyed the importance of the Give Aloha program to PBS Hawaii and other non-profits throughout the state.
If not, then you should be. A lot of people have been asking me lately, "Simon, what's the big deal about coconut water?" Celebrities and health fanatics alike have been raving about the wonders of coconut water, so I did a little research and here's what I've learned. Coconut water is the second purest liquid next to water itself! This pure water comes from unripe or green coconuts. When the coconut is ripe, the water inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the ... more »