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.
I recently built our first Passover display just last week at the Market City store. I forgot how fun it is to take 30 or so different sized and shaped items and merchandise them in a visual appealing way that is logical to shop. I'm almost embarrassed to say that it took two hours to set up, but the display came out great!
We brought in extra 5 lb. and 1 lb. matzos this year and we'll work hard to keep from running out as Passover approaches.
I recently read on the web that 40% of the 18 to 24 year-olds who responded to the National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends 2011 survey said they are drinking coffee daily, compared with 31% in 2010. As an avid coffee drinker/lover and being somewhat obsessive about the magical brew that is released from the most wonderful of beans, I am pleased to see that people are coming back to coffee and maybe reducing the consumption of sugary energy drinks.
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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 »
Although the rock salt used to cure the beef looked like corn, that’s not how corned beef got its name. The form of curing beef using salt is called corning and that is how Corned Beef was born. Interestingly, Corned Beef & Cabbage is derived from the Irish dish of Bacon and Cabbage, and along the storied way it's become an American favorite that we've all come to associate with St. Patrick's Day!
Foodland is teaming up with Procter & Gamble to bring you another fun promotion! When you purchase $25 of qualifying P&G products, you can send a mail-in rebate along with your Foodland receipt to P&G to receive a FREE Microsoft webcam valued at $39.99!
I was so fortunate to get to travel through India a few years ago on a tea buying trip…it was an amazing experience that opened my mind up to a new culture and an exciting new world of flavors. One of my most vibrant memories of India is the way it smelled. Hints of cardamom, cinnamon, and curry just seemed to waft through the air and hint at flavors that I just couldn’t wait to try.
Whenever I cook up an Indian meal it’s those spices that take me back to the tea fields of ... more »
Vitamin C is often the first thing that comes to one’s mind when you think of citrus fruit. Vitamin C helps shorten the duration of colds and protecting the body from damaging effects of free radicals. The most common and popular citrus fruit is the Navel Orange. We are fortunate to have both Big Island and mainland grown Navel Oranges available at our stores. While the Navel Orange is always a hit, don’t be afraid to try some of these other delicious citrus fruit varieties available ... 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!