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“We’re supporting local farmers.”
Land of Organica owners Janet and Ryan Costello

Ho says that having its products in the commissaries has helped the business thrive during current economic times.  “We did not have to layoff (employees) during the downturn. In fact, we hired part-timers.”
Troy Hatakenaka and Deanne Ho from Jade Foods

Amaury Olguin estimates that 60 percent of his annual sales of about $1.2 million is with the military. “Doing business with the commissary definitely gave us stability,” he said. “We were growing and our products were in demand — we just needed the working capital.”
Amaury Olguin, Hawaii Latino Distributors