If you’re out in our stores this week, you might notice our employees wearing new, bright green t-shirts announcing that Foodland was voted “Hawaii’s Best Grocery Store” for 2013 by readers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Designed by Nelly Tang, a talented, young member of our creative team, the shirts are one of the ways we are celebrating and thanking our employees for the important role they all play in making this wonderful recognition possible. Foodland is a great place to shop and work because of each of them.
I think our new shirt wonderfully captures who we are as a company through its playful nature and clever "badges" paying tribute to some of what makes Foodland special — such as being local, our Maika'i program, caring about Hawaii, being voted Hawaii's best grocery store three years in a row, and being voted Hawaii's best poke four years in a row. But what touches me most about the shirts is the smiles and pride I see on the faces of our team as they wear them. For a team that dedicates itself to making serving customers the most important thing we do, there is no greater reward than your thanks. We know that the honor you have bestowed upon us is a big one ― especially for a local family business like ours whose major competitors are all mainland owned. And we are humbled by your support and belief in us.
And because you, our customers, play such a vital role in our success, we want to celebrate being voted Hawaii's Best Grocery Store for the third year in a row with you by offering you Double Maika'i Points on your entire grocery purchases when you shop on Tuesday, June 25. Plus, thanks to our great partners at Hawaiian Airlines , we'll be offering 200 bonus miles (400 total) for all My Rewards certificates redeemed on Wednesday, July 17.
We hope you'll stop in to our stores to take advantage of these great offers and allow us to thank you personally for voting us Hawaii"s Best Poke and Hawaii's Best Grocery Store again in 2013. Mahalo and Hana Hou!