Foodland Hawaii

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Foodland
Type Subsidiary
Industry Retail
Founded 1948 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Headquarters Honolulu
Number of locations 32
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Parent Sullivan Family of Companies
Website foodland.com
Foodland Hawaii store in Pupukea, O‘ahu.

"Foodland" (Full name Foodland Super Market, Ltd.) is the name of an American supermarket chain, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. Foodland operates 32 stores throughout the state of Hawaii under the "Foodland," "Foodland Farms," and "Sack 'N Save" names. "Food, Family & Friends" is their current slogan. The chain is in the process of adding more locations in Hawaii. The chain serves as the flagship of the Sullivan Family of Companies.

History[edit]

The chain traces its roots back to 1948 when it opened its first store in Honolulu's Market City. The founder of the chain, Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan came from Ireland to Hawaii and opened a new supermarket, called Foodland.[1] By 1967 it would expand statewide. They are the largest locally-owned supermarket chain in Hawaii as well as the oldest, as it competes with another Honolulu-based supermarket chain with locations statewide, Times Supermarkets, and national chains Safeway, Costco, Don Quijote, and Wal-Mart. The current chairman and CEO of Foodland Super Market is Jenai S. Wall.[2]

The "FoodLand" name[edit]

"FoodLand" is also the name of at least three regional supermarket chains in the United States, the other two being in the western Pennsylvania/West Virginia area, where a different but unrelated FoodLand has stores there, while an undetermined number of stores located particularly in Alabama, share the same logo as the Pennsylvania-based chain but appear to be otherwise separate.

The name "Foodland," being fairly generic in nature and apparently not a registered trademark, appears as all or part of the name of countless unaffiliated grocery stores throughout the country, as well as in Australia, Canada, Iceland and Thailand [1]

The logo of SackNSave, a subsidiary and sister chain of Foodland Hawaii

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