Kapolei & Ko’olina and Their Growing Komplexity

Kapolei & Ko’olina and Their Growing Komplexity

It wasn’t too many years ago that Ko`olina was a couple of resort properties perched out on the west side of Oahu. Close, but not connected to a young Kapolei and a solid 20 miles from the nucleus of resorts in Waikiki. While the growth of Kapolei slowly picked up speed there was not much happening next door at Ko`olina. …read more

Manini Not So manini (Hawaiian: small) Anymore

Manini Not So manini (Hawaiian: small) Anymore

It has been quite a journey for Cameron Healy and Mattson Davis, the partnership of Manini Holdings. From Cameron’s humble beginning selling cheese and roasted nuts out of a van to creating and founding both Kettle Chips & Kona Brewing Company.  For Mattson, it has been a journey from his midwest roots starting in restaurant service beginning as a bus …read more

Retail Goes Grass Roots

Retail Goes Grass Roots

The ever-changing landscape of retail has seen no sector of more change than the offerings and marketing of homegrown products. While there will always be a place for standardized products via national retailers and the demand for such by consumers, there has been a cultural adjustment made that is clearly retro when it comes to purchase priority. The most obvious …read more

Not Your Daddy’s Waikiki

Not Your Daddy’s Waikiki

Oahu, home of famous Waikiki, receives about 5 million visitors annually and for many of those visitors sampling what Waikiki has to offer is a must. It’s estimated that Waikiki receives around 74,000 additional people on top of its residents every day, a profitable statistic for the markets retailers. Many hotels take advantage of this opportunity and include retail in …read more