L&L’s New Plate

Apr 13, 2018
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The launch of KTA Express grocery store in Kona includes another launch, a new concept from L & L called Mixed Plate. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Tis’ the season to buy local. Campaigns encouraging holiday shoppers to support local businesses are in high gear. But for one of Hawai’i’s few remaining locally-owned grocery chains “buy local” is a year-round effort, and has been for nearly three decades. What started out as a strategy to help the local workforce transition after sugar plantations started shutting down has now become one of the most successful buy local campaigns in the islands. HPR reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi has this story.

Flickr / Eli Duke
Flickr / Eli Duke


  For the past year, shoppers in Hawaii County have been unable to get plastic checkout bags or have had to pay for them at the checkout stand.  But starting soon, Hawaii County will ban the use of plastic checkout bags entirely.  HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us the details.