New Members and Member News

Spicy Ninja

Aloha and Welcome to Spicy Ninja Sauce, a Farm Grown Hawaiian Hot Sauce, Grateful to call North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii home.

Founded to promote sustainable, local agriculture, to chart a new path for a more independent Hawaii!

Our soil is truly unmatched, as our farm began its journey some 30 years ago as a mac nut orchard, abundantly rich with nutrients and potential, we steward the land with regenerative farming practices. We grow 100% of the spicy peppers.

Hawaiian grown with rainwater filtered by rainbows in soil forged of volcanoes and legend.

These mind expanding and mood altering blends represent the very finest of the Hawaiian Islands and the infallible wisdom of the Aloha Spirit.

A uniquely hand-crafted taste of paradise, born on the Big Island of Hawaii for wherever and however you may find yourself in the world.

Pop Culture Artisan Pops

Pop Culture Artisan Pops’ mission is to redefine the traditional ice pop. Our relentless dedication has led us to create contemporary, unique, and mouthwatering culinary creations. By combining innovative flavor profiles with our artisanal craftsmanship, we have created a treat that brings joy to people of all ages. At Pop Culture we focus on using premium as well as local ingredients to bring you the best flavor experience possible. We want our pops to bring you back to your nostalgic childhood days of fun, sun, and care-free times while taking you on a one-of-a-kind flavor adventure!

Hawaiian Electric

Our vision is to empower our customers and communities with affordable, reliable, clean energy, and provide innovative energy leadership for Hawaii.  By 2025, our company will be one of the most progressive and forward-thinking energy companies in the world. Our employees are dedicated to you, our customers. Taking care of you is our top priority.

Kings Transport Refrigeration

Pacific Van Liners LLC (aka Kings Transport Refrigeration & Bus AC Services DBA) is a small family business founded on Oahu in 2011 by master technician, Santos Gomez. We specialize in transport refrigeration systems for vans, trucks, trailers, buses and other industrial vehicles including tour busses and shuttles. Our shop is located in Honolulu and has expanded with mobile service on Kauai and the Big Island. We have proudly provided expert, factory-trained service to all the Hawaiian Islands for the last 12 years. Our dedicated team has a great reputation for providing quality parts and service to our customers. Kings Transport Refrigeration is here to help you find exactly what you need to make sure you and your products (and tourists) stay cool!

Our goal for 2023 is to be Hawaii’s go-to “dealership” for refrigerated cargo vans. Hopefully this information helps you get an idea about us. We look forward to speaking with you!

Foodland Launches Retail Media Network

Foodland recently announced that they are partnering with CirtruAd on the new retail media network. Sheryl Toda, VP of marketing and corporate communications explained how the network will benefit shoppers, “Foodland is committed to better shopping experiences. As a part of the GroceryOne network we will utilize CitrusAd’s retail media platform to tailor shopping experiences for each member of our shopping community in real-time, through our privacy-protected, first-party data for improved relevancy.”

She Is PepsiCo

On July 13 PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) held a special ceremony to unveil three custom delivery trucks, each wrapped with an image of ‘She is PepsiCo’ honorees and local Hawaii women: Berta Guzman, Moani Moniz, and Shirrell Ford. The ‘She is PepsiCo’ program recognizes and celebrates frontline women associates across the company, as an example of PepsiCo’s ongoing commitment to empower women while reinforcing its supply chain through a more diverse workforce.

IGA Coca-Cola Institute Expands Training On Natural Foods

The Retail Learning Institute (RLI) and IGA Coca-Cola Institute announced a partnership with LearnNatural to enrich the Institute’s online courses library with natural and organic food education tailored to independent food retailers worldwide.

RLI serves more than 15,000 of the leading retailers across the globe and offers over 600 industry-specific blended learning courses for onboarding, compliance, department operations training and more. They selected LearnNatural, a leader in natural products education, as an expert partner to offer retailers their new six-course series of online courses.