Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 |
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KOLOA — It’s a new era for Koloa Big Save.
Personnel from Times Supermarkets, joined by management from other Big Save stores on Kauai, celebrated the grand reopening of the store that originally opened in 1968.
“We have gone through tough times and experienced a lot of challenges,” said Marina Nojima, store director. “All of this happened during the busiest time of the year, and if not for the diligence and dedication of the store’s employees to see this through, we would not be here today.”
Nojima said the renovated store offers a variety of selections in the Food Service Department, which serves breakfast and lunch in addition to freshly made doughnuts, breads, cakes and other pasteries in the bakery section.
The seafood department sports an expanded display area where customers can order food across the counter.
Nojima said there is also a new look to the fresh local produce and wine selections.
“The store used to cater to visitors,” said Val Kaneshiro of Kaneshiro Hog Farms, who has a section in the meat department.
“Over the years, visitors now look more and more for locally produced items, whether in produce or meats,” he added.
Bob Stout, president of Times Supermarket, said efforts of a lot of people, vendors and staff made the renovations possible.
“With this new store, we have a commitment to make shoppers a part of the ohana, to make shopping a warm and friendly experience,” said Chris Borden, Times Supermarket director of marketing, the store that owns Big Save.
• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.
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