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Pukalani Superette Celebrates Customers with Appreciation Month

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Pukalani Superette customer appreciation. Courtesy photo.

Maui’s Troy Kahalekai was named the grand prize winner of Pukalani Superette’s “Customer Appreciation Month” drawing.  As part of his winnings, he was awarded a two night staycation at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kīhei.

The store’s annual “Customer Appreciation Month” was held during the month of October.

“While we say ‘mahalo’ to our customers every day, we use the month of October to highlight how important they truly are,” said store co-owner Aric Nakashima.  Throughout the month, the upcountry grocery store shared its aloha with customers and employees through daily specials, tasting demos and weekly prize drawings.


The winner of the first week’s prize drawing on Oct. 9 was Spenser Lau who walked away with a $100 Pukalani Superette gift certificate. On Oct. 16, Jade Kostka won an OGIO golf bag, a Maui Crisp gift basket, and a Heineken cooler; and on Oct. 23, Billy Abreu was awarded with $125 in assorted gift cards.

“Pukalani Superette wishes to thank all the vendors that donated prizes and offered great prices, store demos, and other assistance,” said store representatives.

Aric Nakashima, alongside his brother Myles, was reminded of an old Japanese saying, “okage sama de” which means “Because of you, we are.”  He said, “We want to congratulate the prize winners and express our sincere appreciation to our loyal customers and suppliers, because without them, we wouldn’t be here.”


Pukalani Superette is a family owned and operated business, established 64 years ago.  The store offers food and household items including local fresh produce, health food, homemade salads, hot prepared foods and catering service.

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