Month: December 2010

Maui Store Visits

Deb Willett and I (Gael Orr) were able to tour the incredibly beautiful island of Maui, with our friend and broker, Larry Feinberg from Aloha Brokers.  Larry made sure we had an adventure in every good sense and meaning of the word.  We had a great time doing  a little site seeing between store visits.  In addition, there wasn’t a place we could go on that Island that people didn’t know, Larry personally.  Every cashier and person walking down the street waved to say hello to him personally. It made our visit that much more fun. 

The stores we visited were:

}Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods
}Down to Earth
}Alive and Well
}Whole Foods
}Mana Foods
}Kula Marketplace
}Mahina Market

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Kona Stores and Trade Show

Deb Willett and me (Gael Orr)  attended the United Natural Foods Show on the big island of Kona, Hawaii.  While attending the show, we were able to visit a couple of stores that carry our products. We were really excited about the terminals used at the tradeshow allowing our customers to place electronic orders and thus reduce the use of paper.  We are hoping they implement those units at future shows. 

The stores we visited were:

}Kona Pacific Co-op/Farmers Market
}Kona Natural Foods
}Island Naturals

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Oahu Store Visits

Pat O’Conner from Aloha Brokers took Deb Willett and me (Gael Orr) on store visits in Oahu, Hawaii.  We really enjoyed touring the island but expecially meeting our buyers and seeing first hand the unique aspects of island living and grocery shopping!  We enjoyed eating at Down to Earth, an all vegetarian grocery store.   

We visited:

}Down to Earth (2 locations)
}Kokua Co-op Market
}Whole Foods (2 locations)
}Umeke Market
}Kales Natural Foods
}Down to Earth

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Kauai Store Visits

While in Kauai, I was able to meet with our sales rep from Aloha Brokers, Patti Valentine.  She took me all over the incredibly beutiful island to visit our buyers and organic and natural food stores.  We visited these stores:
}Harvest Market, Kauai
}Living Foods Market
}Papaya’s Natural Foods
}Hoku Foods Natural Market
}Healthy Hut Natural Food Store
}Harvest Hanalei Market Natural Foods and Cafe

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