HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Y-Hata & Company, which sells food to local supermarkets and restaurants, has won $50 million worth of business doing the same thing for military commissaries and kitchens. This is just for providing the goods from now to next April. The military is also a major customer of many local food companies, from Lion Coffee to North Shore Cattle.
Yesterday, I reported Hawaii credit card debt rose slightly in June and is still above nine grand in the average household. The Star-Advertiser this morning gives a higher figure, $9,200. That's a six-month average, skewed up by the greater debt households had a few months ago. Local debt is still well above the mainland average.
Hawaiian Airlines is discounting tickets to the west coast and back if you book travel this month for trips to be taken in the shoulder season, between August 3rd and November 18th. The lowest fares, below $400, are Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.
In the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity," Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr kiss on a beach, oblivious to a wave. That scene was shot at Halona Cover, next to the blowhole. Today and tomorrow, public access to the blowhole will be barred while a crew shoots footage there for the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.