Walgreens and 50 local product partners enter into partnership
The company is going far beyond using Hawai'i-based partners for products that are traditionally supplied locally, such as bread, dairy products, soft drinks and water. It is also using local partners for product categories that include candy, local snacks, grocery items, automotive needs, souvenirs and greeting cards. Dana Psomas, district manager for Hawai'i, said: "We're committed to offering a broad selection of local products so that from the first day, our customers feel at home in our stores. We're especially proud to have so many local suppliers represented in a store smaller than our typical size. We've learned from our vendors what is important to Hawai'i's customers, and that's reflected in our merchandise offerings."