|Effective Wednesday, March 25, all KTA stores and pharmacies will close earlier in order to continue enhanced sanitation protocols, allow store stock to be replenished as efficiently as possible, and to afford team members much needed rest. Hours vary by location, and can be found below and at KTAsuperstores.com.|
“We want to keep our customers abreast of changes to our hours of operation for stores and pharmacies, to ensure that the community’s needs are met while doing all that is necessary to keep our customers and team members safe and healthy,” said KTA President, Toby Taniguchi.
In addition to reducing hours, KTA stores are implementing policies aimed at helping customers achieve CDC social distancing recommendations, which includes the limiting the number of people in the stores at any given time.
Because of supply chain shortages in multiple categories, KTA will also be reducing the number of print advertisements, until supply stabilizes. Meantime, they will continue to offer in-store specials at all locations.
“Our goal is to keep our shelves stocked as best we can with products offered at everyday affordable prices. Locally grown and produced items remain in good supply, and we’re committed to helping our local farmers, ranchers, fishermen and producers get their products out to customers during these turbulent times.”Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 KTA store hours will be:
KTA Downtown Hilo: Monday thru Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm. Sundays, 7 am to 5 pm
KTA Puainako Hilo: 5:30 am to 9 pm Daily
KTA Waimea: 6 am to 9 pm Daily
KTA Waikoloa: 6 am to 9 pm Daily
KTA Kailua-Kona: 5 am to 9 pm Daily
KTA Keauhou-Kona: 6 am to 8 pm Daily
KTA Express Kealakekua: 6 am to 8 pm Daily
|About KTA Super Stores|
KTA Super Stores was established in 1916 as “K. Taniguchi Shoten” by Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi in Waiakea. Today, four generations later, the founders’ great-grandson Toby is President and COO of KTA, whose seventh store, the KTA Express Kealakekua location, opened in 2018. All stores are located on the Island of Hawaiʻi and provide employment for more than 700 local residents.
KTA has always been an innovator in Hawaiʻi’s grocery industry, being the first to build in-store bakeries and delis and the first to use UPC barcode checkout scanners. KTA was also the first to install energy-producing photovoltaic systems, which now are used at KTA’s Waimea, Kamuela, Kailua-Kona, Keauhou and Waikoloa Village locations. Other environmental initiatives include KTA’s Reusable Bag and Recycling programs.
The KTA-exclusive Mountain Apple Brand was created during the island’s sugar mill closures in the 1980’s to provide an alternative income for displaced workers by supporting and selling products exclusively grown and manufactured on Hawai’i Island. For more than 100 years, KTA Super Stores has remained true to its founders’ mission of working hard to fulfill the food, household and health care needs of the communities they serve, and by making their customers and associates feel like someone special every day at KTA.
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