7 New Members and Member News

Kona Crown Coffee

Coming back to our heritage of agriculture in Hawai’i, we are a family owned and operated farm. We are situated at a perfect elevation for growing coffee on the slopes of Hualalai.  The farm has been producing some of the finest Kona coffee for over 20 years. For the first time in 2023 we entered our Darnall Estate green beans in the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest winning the Heritage and Crown awards scoring an 85 for our Kona Typica.

We sell our green coffee beans to roasters and wholesalers.

In 2024 we will launch our roasted and packaged coffee for retail directly to consumers.

Kubota Rice Factory

Established in 2023, KUBOTA RICE INDUSTRY HAWAII INC. is pioneering advancements in Hawaii’s food supply.

Our mission is to manage the production and distribution of safe, fresh and high-quality Japanese rice, contributing to local culinary culture and health.

Our integrated management and transportation systems, facilitated through contract farming, ensure the monitoring of the entire production process guaranteeing the highest standards of quality. Leveraging state-of-the-art rice milling and refrigeration facilities, we import fresh brown rice from Japan, which meets or exceeds the quality of rice sold in Japan.

New Belgium Brewing Company

From the beginning, we’ve focused on our superpower – making great beer, and doing it responsibly. Our coworkers are skilled experts, with talents honed over time, who take pride in their craft. Becoming one of America’s largest and fastest-growing craft breweries has only increased our ability to invest in innovation and quality. Over the years, we’ve won 34 medals at the Great American Beer Festival – starting with a Gold for our original Abbey Ale in 1993, and most recently winning Gold for our Trippel in 2021. Our team started making sours way back in 1999, and now operate the largest sour beer program in the United States.


MUN CPAs will unlock the power of accounting intelligence. With advanced algorithms and real-time data analysis, we deliver actionable insights that empower businesses to make informed decisions, optimize financial performance, and drive sustainable growth with confidence.  We are very committed to providing the highest quality service and exceeding client expectations.  We are confident in our ability to provide services that will address your needs and look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust.

Catalina Capitol Group

Aloha! At Catalina Capital 401(k), we help companies in the food industry streamline and manage their 401(k) retirement plan by offering customized, low-cost solutions. In addition to providing guidance to employers, we also engage directly with your employees to highlight the important 401(k) benefit you provide them and to offer investment advice and education directly to them. We act as your plan’s fiduciary, which means we take on the liability and risks – taking them off the shoulders of a company’s owners/principals. As your trusted 401(k) advisor and fiduciary, we guide you and your employees’ financial futures with integrity and expertise built over decades in the 401(k) space.

Pacific Air Cargo

PAC specializes in air freight of vital perishable foods, pet transport and is also the market leader for air transportation of large, bulky, and oversized consignments such as large aircraft engines, medical equipment, and emergency supplies.

Pacific Air Cargo (PAC) provides exclusive Boeing 747-400F express air services between Los Angeles and Honolulu, with onward connections to Hawaii’s neighbor islands, and weekly services to Pago Pago, American Samoa, Guam and beyond. With PAC RFS, our Road Feeder Service, customers can ship to and from the main gateway cities all across the U.S. mainland. PAC also offers part and full charter services throughout the Pacific.

Today, Pacific Air Cargo CEO, Tanja Janfruechte and her professional, friendly team have a long and well-respected history of reliable, on-time service to the air freight markets in Hawaii, the United States mainland, and throughout the Pacific. Pacific Air Cargo is supported by the majority of domestic and international freight forwarders, integrators and airlines, all of which have significantly contributed to the company’s ongoing success.

Liko Lehua

Liko Lehua Butters are handcrafted fruit flavored spreads (similar to a curd) that capture the essence of Hawaii. Every jar contains childhood flavors and smells that invoke the memories of Hawaii we love and hold dear. Liko Lehua Butter always uses fresh, natural ingredients and locally sourced products. Every jar of Liko Lehua Butter is hand poured, labelled and packed with care by our Ohana. We presently offer seven unique Butter flavors: Lilikoi (passionfruit), Guava, Mango, Coconut, Pineapple, Tahitian Lime, and Vanilla and we highly suggest following us on Facebook and Instagram as we are always creating new seasonal flavors.

Planted by La Tour Cafe Opens in Ward Village

This April Planted by La Tour Cafe opened in Ward Village. The plant-based concept first found success as a pop-up in Aina Haina, and now has a permanent home in Ward Village. Planted carries an array of pastries, snacks, a rotating selection of limited-time flavors, and special menus throughout the year. The café will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hawaii Foodservice Alliance (HFA) Proudly Sponsors Mink Mentorship Program at YWCA

HFA is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, Mink Mentoring Program at YWCA O‘ahu. The Mink Mentorship Program was designed to empower and support female leaders and entrepreneurs by nurturing a culture of mentorship, skill development, and professional growth. This program aims to provide a platform for experienced mentors to guide and inspire mentees of all levels, helping them to dream big and achieve their career or personal goals and navigate various challenges.

HFA’s Co-Owner, Stephanie Buck, is also honored to highlight the women of HFA who are championing non-transitional female leadership roles in areas such as warehouse operations, transportation and logistics.  HFA is committed to breaking barriers and promoting diversity in the workplace and in leadership by providing women with access to executive positions traditionally underrepresented. Through initiatives such as first-generation leaders, peer-led leadership training and coaching, and flexible career paths, HFA empowers women to pursue and excel in leadership roles, fostering a culture of inclusivity, innovation, and excellence.

Tokyo Central Opening in Kailua

Tokyo Central Kailua, scheduled to open May 7, will be the first Tokyo Central location in the islands. Tokyo Central Kailua is part of the Pan Pacific Retail Management Hawaii family of stores including Times Supermarket, Don Quijote USA, Marukai Hawaii, Big Save Markets, Shima’s Market, and Fujioka’s Wine Times.

Tokyo Central is a Japanese specialty market offering grocery items, snacks, beverages, ice cream, and bakery treats. You’ll also find seasonal fruits, vegetables and seafood imported from different regions of Japan. Our Meat Department offers Japanese style thin cut meats for shabu shabu, sukiyaki, and hot pot cooking as well as grilling steaks perfect for the next family picnic.

If you’re on the go or heading to the beach, Tokyo Central offers convenient Japanese style bento, Wagyu beef plate lunch, self-serve hot food entrees, sushi and island favorite poke and poke bowls.

Foodland Launches Project Keiki

This April Foodland Super Market launched Project Keiki, a new statewide community giving program that will help provide lunches and meals to Hawai‘i’s children on days they don’t have access to school lunches. Support will go to the Hawai‘i food banks on four islands to fulfill this mission.

Many children statewide rely on school-provided lunches for their nutrition during the academic year. On weekends and when school is out, many of them lose access to their most reliable and consistent source of food and nutritional balance.

Foodland created Project Keiki to support a community need, helping the Hawai‘i Foodbank, Maui Foodbank, The Food Basket: Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank, and Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i fund their critical work and programs providing Hawai‘i children with meals when school is not in session. Throughout the month of April, Foodland customers were invited to participate in Project Keiki to help feed a brighter future.

ABC Stores Opens Island Country Markets in Waikiki

The historic location on Ena Road in Waikiki that was formerly Wailana Coffee House is now home to ABC Stores’ newest Island Country Markets.

An Island Lifestyle market and gift shop in one, this Island Country Markets location features a full-service deli offering fresh poke, hot sandwiches, burgers, flatbread pizzas and local plate lunch specials; sushi rolls and bentos made fresh daily; and a coffee bar with coffee and tea drinks, pastries, and gelato. The market also offers fine wines and spirits, gourmet meats and cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh cuts of meat and seafood, groceries, drugs and cosmetics, local and logo apparel, and gifts and souvenirs – just about everything you’ll need!

Hawaii Gas Celebrates 120 Years

With twelve decades of history, Hawaiʻi Gas is one of the oldest companies still operating in the state today. Established in 1904 as the Honolulu Gas Company, Ltd., we began fueling homes and businesses on Oʻahu with gas from our original plant in Iwilei, eventually growing into an integral energy provider serving diverse communities across the state.

During our long tenure as one of Hawaiʻi’s primary energy providers, we have installed gas pipeline infrastructure, built bulk storage facilities with access to the harbor and developed a highly skilled workforce on every major island. 120 years later, we continue to invest in technology that diversifies and decarbonizes our fuel mix, and remain committed to providing safe, affordable, reliable energy solutions to create a better quality of life for our communities.