First Hawaii Foodland reopens

First Hawaii Foodland reopens

There are 31 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 25, 2008, titled First Hawaii Foodland reopens. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Foodland Super Market Ltd. today reopens its first store with a new look at Market City Shopping Center in Kaimuki.

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PriceConscious

Wailuku, HI

#1 Jul 25, 2008
For years I used to love going to Foodland Market City early in the morning to buy a bowl of soup from its deli department and a newspaper. I did all of my other grocery shopping there too whenever my wife and daughter were out of town on a soccer tournament trip and I was "bach'ing it." But then, inexplicably, Foodland Market City started raising its soup prices. In less than a year the price was jacked up several times, going from around $1.99/bowl to something like an eye-popping $6 or $7 a bowl or maybe even more. Each price increase, whatever its exact amount was, was more outrageous than the one before. I got so fed up (no pun intended) that I took all of my business elsewhere. I haven't set foot in the store in ages.
lokewilson

Fremont, CA

#2 Jul 25, 2008
looking forward to the remodeled Foodland. I could never understand why they waited until Safeway on Kapahulu was up and running to start the remodel. I'll be there at the Poke section, for the best Poke in town.
Darthdes

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 25, 2008
For you mainland kamaainas...if you want to see online what the folks back home read in their local ads:

http://www.foodland.com/home.php

It shows their local sales.

For you Times Supermarket fans:

http://www.timessupermarket.com/

At least you can "dream"...."sig h"
goin on

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jul 25, 2008
Finally, I can return to Foodland. No more Costco and Sam's for me.
too bad

Honolulu, HI

#5 Jul 25, 2008
they spent all that money to renovate the store but they forgot to change the light bulbs in their sign as it read "odl" at night
alice

Honolulu, HI

#6 Jul 25, 2008
Foodland is way overrpiced hon. We all go to Costco.
dudealohajoe

Natchez, MS

#7 Jul 25, 2008
alice wrote:
Foodland is way overrpiced hon. We all go to Costco.
Wait, this ain't alice! alice never goes Costco!
localboi

Wahiawa, HI

#8 Jul 25, 2008
"...60 years ago, the Foodland Market City was Honolulu's first modern supermarket"

Hmmm... I'm 58 and don't remember Foodland in Market City, only Piggly Wiggly. Waz I a blind pre-schooler!
Nita

Honolulu, HI

#9 Jul 25, 2008
We used to see Foodland out there in Kaimuki when we take visitors around the island. That was in the late 50's. I have always gone to Foodland to shop for food. And yes, years real go by fast that I was not aware of the remodeling of this Foodland. I hope I can go and visit to see the modern one. May be Jen will take me there some day.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jul 25, 2008
pokes her joe
Blah Blah the Moke

Portland, OR

#11 Jul 25, 2008
I saw Lauren Bacall in Fooldand one time. She was stunning!

The best Fooldand is the one on King street in Kalihi. Go check 'em out. Go now. Go.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#12 Jul 25, 2008
Ok, but I don't dribve..sniff.
Blah Blah the Moke

Portland, OR

#13 Jul 25, 2008
No worries Alice, I'll take you there.

Where you stay now?
Mazda

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jul 25, 2008
Oh what a bummer alice.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#15 Jul 25, 2008
Pokes mazda...I am at UH hon but I have no money for a car. I take the bus to work and need to go soon...sniff.
IrvinH

United States

#16 Jul 25, 2008
I hope to patronize this Foodland,
on my next visit to Oahu.
Moana

AOL

#17 Jul 26, 2008
I love Foodland and the Market City Foodland...the specials they had today for their customer appreciation and "re-opening" celebration were the BEST! They also gave extra Maikai certificates to their customers during their renovations at Market City I guess to make up for the disruption in the store, which I turned in for two free pints of Haagen Dazs ice cream. Thank you, Foodland!
Saiko

San Diego, CA

#18 Jul 26, 2008
foodland are a goodstore becauseit is localrun. safeway is notlocal - idont shopthe re
Mahu

Honolulu, HI

#19 Jul 26, 2008
It's pronounced Footland.
Mahu

Honolulu, HI

#20 Jul 26, 2008
Saiko wrote:
foodland are a goodstore becauseit is localrun. safeway is notlocal - idont shopthe re
Yeah, and you help build Sully's multimillion dollar mansion above Pupukea!

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