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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2018 Issues

Spring 2018 Features:


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 2018 Features:

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 Features:

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 Features:

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 Issues

Spring 2017 Features:


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 Features:

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 Features:

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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Winter 2017 Features:

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 Issues

Spring 2016 Features:

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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2016 Convention Features:

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 Features:

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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Winter 2016 Features:

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 Issues

Winter 2015 Features:

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

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Fall 2015 Features:

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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2015 Convention Features:

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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Spring 2015 Features:

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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2014 Issues

2014 Winter/Holiday Features:

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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2014 Fall Features:

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

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2014 Spring Features:

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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Spring Features:

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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2013 Issues

2013 Holiday Features:

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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2013 Fall Features:

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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2013 Convention Features:

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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2013 Spring Features:

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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2012 Issues

2012 Winter Features:

Legislative Update
Trends: Consumers Scared of Produce?
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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2012 Fall Features:

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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2012 Summer Features:

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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2012 Spring Features:

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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2011 Issues

2011 Spring Features:

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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2011 Summer Features:

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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2011 Fall Features:

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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2011 Winter Features:

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

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