Local folks often worry about the impact of big-box stores on small neighborhood retailers. That concern certainly surrounded the opening of the new Target Store in Kailua. So how are local shops doing now? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.
Coffee farmers in Kona are challenging the labeling laws for their products. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association has sent out a petition to support Hawaii County resolution 501-14. Advocates want the minimum percentage of Kona coffee changed to 51%. Currently, blended coffee must have a minimum of 10% of beans sourced locally to carry the “Kona” name.
Honolulu is in the midst of a building boom, with new high-rise condominiums rising up everywhere you look. But are local architecture firms being left on the sidelines? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.
It’s one of those ideas that sounds like it may be too good to be true: using seawater to cool office buildings. But it’s a project that’s on its way to becoming reality in Honolulu. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.