Hawaii Retail

Grocer Magazine

The Hawaii Retail Grocer Magazine is the only comprehensive magazine for the Hawaii Retail Food & Beverage Industry. As the official publication of HFIA, Hawaii Retail Grocer provides readers with insight on key policy issues, industry trends, company & product profiles, as well as highlights from HFIA networking and educational events.

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2021

Spring 2021

Spring Focus: New Growth
Hawaii's Vaccination Partners
HFIA's Legislative Day
Member Updates
State of Agriculture in Hawaii

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Summer 2021

Summer Focus: What's Next
Relaunching Made in Hawaii Festival
'Ulu: A Staple and Key to Food Security
Recycling Reimagined
Food Marketing Strategies

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Fall 2021

Grocers Support Local Ag and the Community
The Made in Hawaii Festival: Better Than Ever, More Important Than Ever
Talk Story with HFIA's New Chair Charlie Gustafson
New HFIA Board Members
HFIA Spring Golf Tournament
Why Are Prices Heating Up This Summer?
Mahalo to Our Convention Sponsors

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2020

Spring 2020

The Future of Food: Companies Likely to Define & Shape the Future of the Food Industry
What Does Bill 40 Mean for You?
HFIA Annual Social Recap
HFIA Legislative "Talk Story" Recap
Update on French Wine Tarrifs

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Summer 2020

How Hawaii’s Food Industry Has Risen to the Challenges of COVID-19
Retailers on the Front Lines
SNAP and WIC Changes
Suppliers Step Up
Welcome New Members!

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Fall 2020

Feeding the Local Economy
HFIA’s Made in Hawaii Festival Virtual Online Marketplace - A New Way to Shop Local
Hawaii’s AgTech Future has Begun
Where's the Beef? A Look at Local Meat

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Winter 2020

How Local Restaurants Are Moving Forward
Remembering Ken Okimoto
School Closures Deepens Family Hardship
State Matches Private-Sector Donation to Boost ‘DA BUX’
HFIA’s Holiday Brunch
What 2020 Adaptations and Innovations will Endure?
Hawaii’s Reopening Update
Food Trends for 2021

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2019

Spring 2019

The Impact of Food Delivery Services
Couponing: Changes & Trends
Tax Reform Marks Victory for Super Markets
RSM Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Convention 2019

Hawaii Shoppers Enjoy Latest Trends in Convenience Shopping
New HFIA Chair: Joe Carter – "It's All About the People."
26th Annual Golf Tourney Wrap-Up
NGA Legislative Update
The Impossible Burger
HFIA Chairman's Awardee, Bonny Amemiya
HFIA Legislator of the Year Awardee, Glenn Wakai

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Fall 2019

Exporting Aloha: Strategies to Help You Expand Your Customer Base
HFIA’s Made in Hawaii Festival Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting Small Businesses
Mitigating Risk: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Hawaii’s Food Supply Chain
Retail Management Certificate: Your Tool for Cultivating Future Leaders
Hookipa: HFIA Summer Convention

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Holiday 2019

NGA Government Relations Team Column
CBD Regulations Update
Start With Strategy
Leveraging the Hawaii Brand
All the Sparkles
From Our Table to Yours
Members Giving Back
Vaping Products Cause Concern at State and Federal Level
Supply & Demand
What is IMO 2020 and What Does it Mean for Hawaii
2020 HFIA Event Calendar
Remembering Barry Taniguchi
HFIAʻs Casino Night Raises Funds for Hawaii Foodbank

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2018

Spring 2018

Tax Reform Marks Landmark Victory for Supermarkets
HFIA Capitol Day – Industry Leader Projections
Couponing
Impact of Food Delivery Services on Restaurants
SNAP – Leaving Money on the Table
Pasha Hawaii Hurricane Relief
Rainbow Sales & Marketing Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Hookipa: HFIA Annual Social
Hookipa: Legislative Meet & Greet

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Convention 2018

KTA Celebrates the Opening of Its Kealakekua Store
New HFIA Chair: Toby Taniguchi
A Tribute to HFIA Founder Dick Botti
Talk Story
Celebrating Hawaii’s Favorite Grocerants
Down To Earth Kakaako Grand Opening
Local Food Ideas at Hawaii’s Public Schools
25th Annual HFIA Golf Tournament

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Fall 2018

Supporting Local: More Than 50,000 enjoy the Made in Hawaii Festival
Successful Sprout:Hawaiian Chip Company
The Potential Impact of Con Am
Hookipa: HFIA Convention
New GMO Labels are Coming
Hawaii’s Seasonal Flavors

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Holiday 2018

Perfect Pairing: Foodland Farms Ala Moana, Foodland Advanced Sommelier and Chef de Cuisine Paiir a Classic Holiday Meal
HFIA Supports Family Meals Month
Members Making the Season Bright
Hawaii Foodbank’s New President & CEO
AgTech Innovation Finds A Way
The Price of the Trade War

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2017

Spring 2017

Tasty New Products for Spring
Talk Story at the Capitol
New Leadership at Suisan Co.
Kuba Awamori Soju
Legislative Meet & Greet
HFIA Annual Social
Texas on Food

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Convention 2017

The Heart of Big Save: Hall of Fame Inductee Charles Kawakami
Raised in Hawaii: Behind the Grass-fed Beef Movement
ABC Stores Opens Dukes Lane Market & Eatery
Toby Taniguchi, Joins HFIA Exec Committee
Golf Going Strong

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Fall 2017

Made in Hawaii Festival Breaks Records
Innovation in Ag Reverses Downward Trend
WIC Scams
Farm-to-School Brings Fresh Food to Students
Waking the Sleeping Bear with Aloha

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Holiday 2017

Trends: Customer Demands for Food Transparency
HFIA Companies Make the Season Brighter
The Impact of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods
When Disaster Strikes
FDA Food Menu Labeling
Being Attuned to Customers Needs Creates Opportunities
Made in Hawaii Show: After Hours Networking Mixer

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2016

Spring 2016

New Goods, Good Living & Services Too
HFIA Social: Beatlemania!
Talk Story at the Capitol
Legislator Meet & Greet
Aristotle in the Board Room
KTA Centennial

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Convention 2016

Hall of Fame Inductee Glenn Muranaka
Making Rail Transit Work
NextEra Energy President Speaks
HFIA Golf Tourney: 23 Years & Going Strong

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Fall 2016

2016 HFIA Living in Paradise Convention
Glenn Furuya Discusses Island-Style Leadership
Beau Oshiro, HFIA Vice Chair
Toby Taniguchi, Joins HFIA Exec Committee
Made In Hawaii Festival

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Holiday 2016

Branching Out: HFIA Member Companies Share Insights on Growing their Brand
Is Your Business Working for You?
Partnerships: Old Hawaii Style
Made in Hawaii Showcase

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2015

Spring 2015

After Hours Networking: Born & Raised in Hawaii
Blitzing the Annual Social
Chocolate: Sweet Success for Hawaii
New Products, New Sales
EMV Products Help Against Cyber Attacks
Giving Hand-ups to the Homeless
Talk Story at the Legislature
Retail Management Certificate Program
Zippy's Joins the HFIA Family

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Convention 2015

Family Calling for Hall of Famer Barry Taniguchi
No Sweat! Derek Kurisu Takes the Lead
Newest HFIA Exec Bob Stout
The Path to La Tour Bakehouse & Cafè
Blue Zones: Living Like a Centenarian
Hitting the Links in Honolulu

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Fall 2015

Retailers Vie For Dining Dollars
Bagging Plastic on Oahu
Beer on Tap - To Go!
Industry Panel on Local Food
Made in Hawaii Festival 2015
Convention: Mauka to Makai

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Winter 2015

Bringing Hawaii Home for the Holidays
Assemble 2015 Inspires
Mufi: Keys to Successful Hawaii
HFIA Members Give Back

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2014

Spring 2014

RPCs Nix Cardboard Boxes for Produce
Down to Earth Launches e-Store
7-Eleven: New Stores, Products & Technologies
Bringing Home The Goods
Talk Story: GRC & Legislative Style
HFIA Superheroes and Villians a Social Bunch

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Summer 2014

Keoni Chang Represents Hawaii at FMI
University Cooperative Extension Makes 100
John Erickson Steps Up to the Plate
Tamura Family Values
HFIA, The Next Generation
Debate Rages Over GMO Foods & Labeling
Green, Yellow, Red: DOH Placards a Go
Aunty Lilikoi a sofi Award Finalist
WAFC Retail Management Certificate Program
HFIA Golf Tourney 2014

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Fall 2014

Buyer's Market: MIHF
After Hours: Networking Event Draws Members
Foodland Kehalani Opens
HFIA PAC
Exporting Aloha
Panel Discusses Moving Forward
Endless Fun at HFIA Convention

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Winter 2014

Cheers! Hawaii's Premium Liquor Market
Writing the Story of Your Life
What's Love Got to Do with it?
Holy Holidays!

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2013

Spring 2013

Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha
New Products Review
The Future of Marketing is Mobile
Food Additives: Myths & Facts
Ewa Beach Abuzz with New Safeway Lifestyle Store
A Sociable Night at the Oscars

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Convention 2013

HFIA Buy-In: Lisa DeCoito New Secretary
The ABCs of a Business Evolution
Turning the Engine of HFIA: Stan Brown Takes Helm
Food Fight: Debate Rages Over GMO
Modern Marvel: World-Class Manufacturing in Hawaii
Ag Day at the Capital: Food Supply Chain Demo
Golf Tourney 2013

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Fall 2013

Finding a Bit of Everything at Pine Isle Market
For J's a Unique Salty & Sweet Succss
Hawaii's Ships Come In
Patience Pays Off For Down to Earth Customers
Convention Remix

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Holiday 2013

Debit Card Swipe Fee Reform
Maui Store Safeway's 21st
Blowind Smoke: Fact and Fiction Behind E-Smoking Devices
Get Smart: Getting a Grasp of Digital Marketing
Photons in Your Future
Healthy Holidays!
Connecting the Health Care Dots
The Heart of Giving
Honolulu Liquor Commission Finds Solution to Transfers

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2012

Spring 2012

Safeway Center Opens Grand
HFIA Members Educated on COOL, NLSP & UHERO
Hall of Fame: A Lifetime of Achievement
Company Processes SEA of Coupons
Lauren Zirbel Named HFIA ED
Big Island Treasures Rooted in History
Board Meeting Connects the Health Care Dots
A Social Road to the Emerald City

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Summer 2012

Lei Fresh Finds Local Grown Food & Surviving the FDA
A Star is Born
Farm Fresh: From Seed to Market
Family Ties: For New HFIA Chair Alan Nakamura, It's All in the Ohana
Honoring the Unretiring Roger Godfrey
A Tourney to Remember
HFIA Takes a Spin at Ag Day
Whole Health: Anticipated Whole Foods Kailua Opens

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Fall 2012

Rainbow Fever Lives On
Out of the Box: Hawaii Distributors Take Detours on the Road to Retail
Second Time Secretary Derek Kurisu
Sueoka's of Kauai
Proposed Settlement with Card Companies Called Bad Deal
Finding Common Ground
WAFC Program Advances Promising Careers
Convention: Fun But Educational Too
Food, Family & Fame: HFIA's 2012 Convention

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Winter 2012

Legislative Update
Trends: Consumers Scared of Produce?
Dot...Dot...Dot
The Last Word
Foodland Fanfare
Banking on Food
Going Local
Made in Hawaii Festival
Sky's the Limit at Aloha Island Mart Kahala
SB 2228 Relating to Pseudoephedrine

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2011

Spring 2011

HFIA Connects at the Capitol on Ag Day
Kurisu's Vision Bigger Than Big Island
Botti Double: One Man Packs an Impossibly Full Career
A Bedrock Social
Golf Tourney Heads Ewa

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Summer 2011

Traceability: Like Google for Your Food
HFIA Reloaded: How the Association is Retooling for the Future
Friendly Competition on Molokai
General Meeting Speaks in Specifics

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Fall 2011

Nancy China's Sweet Start
Down to Earth Goes Up in Kapolei
Home Grown: Sustainable Agribusiness in Hawaii
Maui Mainstays
Convention Convergence

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Winter 2011

A WAFC Program for Promotion
The Chefs of HFIA
Seasons of Giving
New Committes Take Action
Convention Convergence

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