Retail Archive

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Bartering Makes a Comeback

Bartering Makes a Comeback

Low on cash? Think of trading your services and possessions for what you need, like these local entrepreneurs.

January 2014
Disabled Find Meaningful Work at Puna Kamaliʻi Flowers

Disabled Find Meaningful Work at Puna Kamaliʻi Flowers

A Puna flower company employs people with physical and mental disabilities.

January 2014

A Few TV Repair Shops Live On After Most Died

Few people will pay $150 to fix their TV when a new flat-screen might cost the same or less. That's the problem facing local TV repair shops. The few that remain have found creative ways to survive.

January 2014
Lawson Station is Just Like Home for Japanese Visitors

Lawson Station is Just Like Home for Japanese Visitors

Lawson, Japan’s second largest convenience store chain, has four stores on Oahu and more coming.

January 2014
Talk Story with Paul Kosasa of ABC Stores

Talk Story with Paul Kosasa of ABC Stores

Paul Kosasa, president and CEO of ABC Stores, discusses future plans for the local retailer

December 2013
Innovation: Nimblstand Combines Tablet, Keyboard and Stylus

Innovation: Nimblstand Combines Tablet, Keyboard and Stylus

Many of us love our tablets for writing, drawing, emailing and Web browsing, and often want to add a keyboard or even a stylus. Nimblstand is a clever way of combining all three.

November 2013
My Job: Personal Stylist and Shopper

My Job: Personal Stylist and Shopper

Summer Shiigi is the owner of Summer Style, a personal shopper and stylist service. Depending on the day, she can be helping a client shop or styling for events.

October 2013
Nomads Hawaii sells products from around the world, at a fair price

Nomads Hawaii sells products from around the world, at a fair price

Nomads Hawaii specializes in fair trade certified handicrafts from low-income artisans in an effort to help alleviate poverty and further human rights.

September 2013
Parting Shot: Kamaka Ukulele Factory

Parting Shot: Kamaka Ukulele Factory

Behind the scenes at Kamaka Ukulele Factory in downtown Honolulu.

August 2013
Eccentric Businesses at the Blaisdell Hotel

Eccentric Businesses at the Blaisdell Hotel

The former hotel has been converted into office space for a diverse group of tenants.

July 2013