Foodland Celebrates 75 ‘Ono Years in the Islands

(Partner Content) Gorgeous artist collabs, exclusive local products, new craveable flavors: Hawai‘i’s grocery icon is pulling out all the stops for its milestone birthday.


Foodland First Store Market City

Hawai‘i’s first supermarket opened at Market City Shopping Center on May 6, 1948. Photo: Courtesy of Foodland


Whether it’s memories of grocery shopping with Mom as a kid or grabbing poke bowls before a weekend beach day, we all have a fond Foodland memory. As Hawai‘i’s largest locally owned and operated grocery retailer reaches a remarkable milestone—its 75th anniversary!—Foodland invites us to join in on the celebration.


From delectable new food offerings to exclusive local collabs, there ain’t no party like a Foodland party. So, grab your reusable Foodland tote and head to your nearest store—there are plenty of ways to celebrate, with more coming up through the end of the year.


Food, Family, Friends, Aloha—And Art!


Foodland Punky Aloha Jasper Wong

@Punkyaloha (left) and @mrjasperwong (right) are two of the artists Foodland collaborated with to create its limited-edition anniversary prints. Photos: Courtesy of Foodland


Foodland’s commitment to Hawai‘i shines through limited-edition collaborations with 10 local artists: Aloha de Mele, Jeff Gress, Jana Lam, John Hook, Jasper Wong, Kahala, Kelsey Ige, Lola Pilar, Punky Aloha and Steven Kean, who used the brand’s slogan—Food, Family, Friends & Aloha—to create a stunning and eclectic collection of prints that celebrate the best of Foodland and the Islands.


Find these limited-edition works of art at your favorite Foodland location, and keep an eye out for brand-new merch featuring the designs, launching soon.


Exclusive Items Featuring Local Food Brands


Foodland 75th Anniversary Uncles Ice Cream Sandwich

Local brand Uncle’s Ice Cream Sandwich created an exclusive flavor, lychee chocolate chip, just for Foodland’s anniversary. Photo: Courtesy of Foodland


Foodland has partnered with beloved local producers to bring you exclusive 75th anniversary products that pay homage to Island flavors. Think: umami-rich Maika‘i local-style shoyu dry mein by Sun Noodle, inspired by the beloved broth-less noodle dish from Maui; an anniversary snack pack from Diamond Bakery; a special Foodland roast by Lion Coffee; an indulgent lychee chocolate chip ice cream sandwich by Uncle’s Ice Cream Sandwiches; and more.


Some of these epic collabs can already be found on shelves now, with more hitting stores in the next few months.


More Poke to Love



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It’s not a party without poke, and Foodland’s team of chefs have created two new ‘ono varieties just for this milestone. The first, ginger scallion ‘ahi tataki poke, features cubes of seared ‘ahi tataki tossed in zingy ginger chicken sauce and lots of green onion. Order it by the pound or in a poke bowl over warm rice.


Foodland’s second new recipe? It’s a secret for now, but keep your eye out for its debut later this summer.


Delightful, Snackable Eats


Whether you’re in the mood for savory or sweet, Foodland has always been the place to go to satisfy those munchies. Now, it’s adding brand-new craveable treats like the Maika‘i Firecracker dip, featuring kamaboko, imitation crab and a little heat to keep your tastebuds on their toes. Enjoy with a bag of fresh-made (and outrageously addictive) fried chicken skin, Hawaiian barbecue wonton chips or adobo pork rinds, all new offerings that pair perfectly with dip. Plus, head to the bakery section and grab some butter mochi in two new-yet-nostalgic flavors: liliko‘i and melon.


Coming soon: Banana mac nut bread pudding, another new bakery offering you won’t want to miss.


Giving Love Back


Foodland Sully And Wife

Founder of Foodland Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan with his wife, Joanna Sullivan. Photo: Courtesy of Foodland


Throughout its 75 years in business, Foodland has always taken great pride in being a company that both customers and the community can turn to. This June through August, it’s celebrating by giving back with the “Together We Give: Honoring Our Founders’ Love for Hawai‘i” community program. The program will support six local nonprofits—two each month—and customers are encouraged to donate to the charity of their choice with coins, by rounding up their grocery bill, with 250 Maika‘i points (equal to about a $5 donation) or with a cash donation of up to $249. Foodland will match a portion of all customer donations,


For more information on Foodland’s 75th anniversary festivities, visit Don’t forget to follow @FoodlandHI on Instagram and @FoodlandHawaii on Facebook to stay up to date with all the exciting news and events.