The Voice of Hawai'i's Food & Beverage Industry

The Hawaii Food Industry Association actively promotes the interest of Hawaii's food and beverage retailers and suppliers through highly effective government relations and advocacy, member's education, industry and community relations.

 
 

Membership Benefits For All Types of Businesses

HFIA provides many fantastic networking opportunities and keeps you informed of issues that will help your business succeed.

 
 

HFIA Convention at Aulani Disney Resort & Spa

Join the HFIA for our 2021 annual convention
Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa
November 5 - 7, 2021

Family-friendly event
Sponsorship/recognition opportunities
2.5 days of education, networking, and camaraderie

 
 

Events

HFIA hosts a number of networking, educational, and fundraising events throughout the year. These events help our members stay connected, stay informed, and give back to our community.

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The Voice of Hawai'i's Food & Beverage Industry

The Hawaii Food Industry Association actively promotes the interest of Hawaii's food and beverage retailers and suppliers through highly effective government relations and advocacy, member's education, industry and community relations.

HRG MAGAZINE

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The Hawaii Retail Grocer Magazine is the only comprehensive magazine and information source for the Hawaii Retail industry.

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HFIA

Events & Meetings

View Calendar of events to ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities or updates to exchange ideas with other food industry professionals!

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MADE IN HAWAII

Festival

A 4-day showcase at Ala Moana Center sponsored by the CPB Foundation and Mahi Pono.

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Legislative Updates

View ongoing communcations and updates from the current legislative session concerning producers and retailers across the islands.

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Our Members

About Us

Established in 1972, the Hawaii Food Industry Association (HFIA) is a 501(C)(6) non-profit trade association whose mission is to actively promote the interests of Hawaii’s food and beverage retailers and suppliers through highly effective government relations and advocacy, member education and industry and community relations.

HFIA has been the leading voice of Hawaii’s Food Industry for over 40 years and represents over 200 member companies, including retailers, manufactures, distributors, and others connected to Hawaii’s food industry.

HFIA Executive Officers

Charlie Gustafson

Chairman
Tamura's Super Market

Eddie Asato

Vice Chair
The Pint Size Corp.

Gary Okimoto

Secretary / Treasurer
Safeway

Lauren Zirbel

Executive Director
Hawaii Food Industry Association

Joe Carter

Immediate Past Chairman
Coca-Cola Bottling of Hawaii

Stan Brown

Advisor
Acosta

Paul Kosasa

Advisor
ABC Stores

Derek Kurisu

Advisor
KTA Superstores

Toby Taniguchi

Advisor
KTA Superstores

John Schilf

Advisor
Rainbow Sales and Marketing