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20 10, 2017

Sysco scoops up another foodservice distributor

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Houston-based Sysco Corp. will acquire HFM FoodService, a Hawaii-based foodservice distributor. Houston-based Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) announced Oct. 17 it will acquire HFMFoodService, a Hawaii-based foodservice distributor. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but HFM reports about $290 million in annual sales, according to a press release. Sysco plans to retain HFM’s executive leadership team and all current associates. Founded

15 10, 2017

Costco Rolls Out Same-Day and Two-Day Online Grocery Delivery

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A customer carries a shopping bag inside a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Miami,… more As more grocery stores around the country are offering delivery options, Costco Wholesale is jumping on the bandwagon. The Issaquah-based warehouse club launched a two-day "CostcoGrocery" delivery option for non-perishable grocery items this week, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said on a conference

15 10, 2017

Tax Breaks Proposed For Organic Farms And ‘Ocean Friendly’ Restaurants

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

Councilwoman Kymberly Pine is also still pushing a measure to ban plastic foam takeout containers. Councilwoman Kymberly Pine of the Leeward Coast is rolling out what she calls her “sustainability package,” a series of bills to promote organic farming and reduce the amount of waste produced on Oahu. Her first measure would ban food takeout containers made

6 10, 2017

These North Shore Food Trucks Are Under Fire From Environmentalists

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

North Shore Food Trucks A petition seeks to force the city to enforce land use and coastal zone management laws designed to protect marine areas from overuse. An encampment of food trucks and picnic tables with grass-thatch umbrellas, portable generators and views of picturesque Sharks Cove might seem like just the kind of

24 09, 2017

Ko Olina Four Seasons to Rebrand Signature Restaurant Through Partnership with Michael Mina

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina has partnered with celebrity chef Michael Mina to rebrand its signature restaurant, Fish House. Mina’s Fish House has a grand opening slated for December, and will include architectural and decor changes for the beach-side eatery as well as an outdoor bread oven and private dining room. It will also have

17 09, 2017

Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai to Close After 25 Years This Month

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Sarento’s, the Italian restaurant at the top of the Ilikai hotel building, will close at the end of this month. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported restaurant founder and CEO Aaron Placourakis decided to move on after 25 years at the Ilikai. The restaurant, which is part of Tri-Star Restaurant Group LLC, will serve its last customers on Sept. 30. Placourakis said all of

7 09, 2017

Agu Ramen Opens Popup in Former Iyo Udon Space at Ala Moana Center

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    Hawaii-based Agu Ramen will test a self-service format in a new popup restaurant located in the former Iyo Udon space at Ala Moana Center. The popular eatery, which first opened on Oahu in 2013, will offer a limited menu featuring popular dishes, including udon dishes from the now-closed Iyo Udon. The restaurant is

1 09, 2017

‘Iron Chef’ Morimoto to Open Two Restaurants, Beer Garden this December in Renovated Waikiki Hotel

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The Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, previously the Pacific Beach Hotel, will open this December after a $115 million renovation and rebranding, bringing with it two new restaurants and a beer garden by Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto. The 839-room hotel will now be the only Oahu site for Morimoto, who is known from the Japanese cooking show