August 25, 2017

August 2017 – Hilo Hattie, The Store of Hawai‘i, is delighted to announce the opening of their latest store, in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

“All of us at Hilo Hattie are delighted to once again be opening a store on the Big Island,” said Donald B.S. Kang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pomare, Ltd. “Our mission has always been to share aloha, and we couldn’t be happier about our new location.” 

The new 1,100 square-foot store will be located in the heart of Kailua-Kona village and staffed by approximately 10 employees. It will feature the very best of Hilo Hattie merchandise with an emphasis on Big Island foods.

“I look at the opening of our new store as a statement that Hilo Hattie is back and better than ever,” said Mark Storfer, Hilo Hattie’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our thanks go out to the community and the loyal shoppers who support made-in-Hawai‘i merchandise.” 

The soft opening of the store is scheduled for early September with the Grand Opening slated for mid-September. Locals and visitors are welcome. “We will provide additional information on our grand opening event and in-store specials as the date approaches,” said Mr. Storfer. “Kama’aina will continue to receive discounts of 25% on regular priced Hilo Hattie labeled fashions, 15% off other fashions and gifts and 10% Hilo Hattie label foods.”

Hilo Hattie prides itself on having the largest selection of made in Hawai‘i fashions and gifts, and believes Kailua-Kona is the ideal location for its retail store. “The aloha spirit is alive and well in Kailua Kona,” said Mr. Kang, “and sharing that with visitors from around the world has always been extremely important for all of us.” He encourages both locals and visitors to sign up for Hilo Hattie’s newsletter or follow the company on Facebook to be the first to receive the latest details on the new store.

About Hilo Hattie – The Store of Hawaii

Fifty-four years ago, the first Hilo Hattie store was opened on a small stretch of land between Lihue and Kapa‘a on the island of Kaua‘i. It featured aloha shirts with fun, tropical prints. Today, Hilo Hattie is comprised of four stores across the Hawaiian Islands making them Hawai‘i’s largest retailer and manufacturer of Hawai‘i fashions and gifts. Voted by Hawai‘i residents as “The Best Place for Hawaiian Fashions” since 2001, Hilo Hattie offers the best values, largest selection of Made-in-Hawaii gifts, and a 100% quality guarantee. www.HiloHattie.com

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