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Selling Hawaii products through this distribution route provides a great opportunity for Hawaii manufacturers to increase sales locally with the possibility of growing their business beyond Hawaii. DeCA grosses over $6 billion dollars annually and Hawaii commissaries do over $280 million dollars annually. Products from 11 new companies were picked up in 2013. Of the eleven new companies, two are from Maui, two are from Kauai, one is from the Big Island and one is from Molokai.
Sign up NOW available for ALA Hawaii Show a business-to-business show
WHAT: American Logistics Association Hawaii Expo, Wednesday Aug. 20
Expanded opportunity to sell products to key Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and combined Military Exchange buyers
WHEN: Sign up for booth space open now or space available basis.
WHERE: Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki
HOW: Mark Honda, 845-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click here for a registration form>
- Cost for a booth is $495 – fee includes an advance marketing / sales / distribution class
- For Information: Hayley Matson-Mathes, 941-9088 or cell 255-4426
- Mishima Foods USA, Inc. (Miso soup items)- Oahu
- Prime Source Sales/North Shore Goodies (Gluten free mixes) -Oahu
- Nutrex Hawaii,Inc. (Nutritional Supplements) -The Big Island of Hawaii
- Molokaiz Backside Boyz Teri Sauce LLC (BBQ sauce and marinades) – Molokai
- Hawaii TO GO/Green Tea Hawaii (Green tea powder mixes) – Oahu
- Hawaiian Rainbow Bees LLC (Honey )- Oahu
- Emerald Kitchen LLC dba Chic Naturals (Natural/Gluten Free snacks) – Maui
- Maui Cattle Company, LLC (Maui grown beef jerky) – Maui
- Auntie Lilikoi Products (Island flavored condiments) – Kauai
- Salty Wahine (Island flavored seasonings) – Kauai
- Kahuna Distribution LLC (Acai berry juice) -Oahu
HONOLULU — Twenty-five Hawaii companies hoping to get into the military commissary system will be first-time exhibitors at the annual American Logistics Hawaii Food Show Aug. 22 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.
Eighty companies snapped up exhibitor space at the event that seeks to get local products into the Defense Commissary Agency system in Hawaii and elsewhere. This year’s first-time exhibitors all are food companies, said Sharon Zambo-Fan, volunteer chairwoman for the 17th consecutive year.
They follow a host of other Hawaii companies who exhibited at the business-to-business show, got through all the paperwork and inspections, and boosted manufacturing to meet the new customer demand. Erika Engle | Star Advertiser | July 13, 2012 Read more>
This year’s sold out show will be held August 22, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki (the show is for military buyers only).
The annual business-to-business show provides Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) buyers the opportunity to taste-test local products and to interact one-on-one with Hawaii business owners before selecting products for commissary shelves.
*The show’s exhibit space is filled for the 2012 ALA Hawaii.
“During the food show, we look for products that reflect the unique tastes and culture of the Hawaiian Islands to satisfy the huge demand military shoppers have for products made in Hawaii.”
Local companies interested in selling to the military commissaries can sign up to participate in the American Logistics Hawaii Show, August 22, Hawaii Prince Hotel. The cost to schedule a booth at the show is $495 and includes one ticket to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) meeting on August 23.
The ALA Hawaii show is the annual opportunity for worldwide Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) buyers to touch, smell, and taste Hawaii products as they consider adding new items for sale in the Commissary system. The buyers’ evaluation involves hours of structured taste-testing and one-on-one discussions with companies to find products that best satisfy commissary shoppers.
The show is open to buyers only.