Hilo Hattie Announces Sale of Company

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Hilo Hattie, one of Hawaii's largest local retailers, announced Friday the sale of the company to a California based company.

All retail operations and offices will remain open and business will continue without interruption.

"I'm extremely proud of the reputation Hilo Hattie has built in the islands, as a favorite place for local residents and visitors to shop for aloha attire, gifts and made-in-Hawaii products," said Jim Romig, founder and chairman of Hilo Hattie.  "The company will continue to share Hawaii's culture, warmth and aloha spirit with the world."

Hilo Hattie was first opened on Kauai in 1963.  There are currently nine store locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and California.