Hawaiian Host launches the Founder’s Collection in Orlando

Hawaiian Host®, the world’s leading producer of chocolate covered macadamia nuts has redesigned its premium chocolate covered macadamias with the introduction of the Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection™. The Founder’s Collection pays tribute to the founder and creator of the original chocolate covered macadamias, Mr. Mamoru Takitani. The new packaging was specifically created to capture the premium quality and authenticity of Hawaiian Host products, delivering the same great taste, with a new look. The new packaging features gold foil, ingredient and product photography, as well as a unique nut meter. All these elements help to elevate the premium look and gift-ability for purchasers and receivers alike. Hawaiian Host® Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection is available in the U.S. and globally. The following Founder’s Collection items will be launched in travel retail: • Founder’s Collection Milk Chocolate 8oz. Gift Box (available February 2019) • Founder’s Collection Dark Chocolate 7oz. Gift Box (available February 2019) • Founder’s Collection Honey Coated Milk Chocolate 7oz. Gift Box (available April 2019) • Founder’s Collection Matcha Chocolate 3.5oz. Gift Box (available April 2019) “At Hawaiian Host, we’re committed to celebrating our rich Hawaiian heritage with products and packaging that delight and inspire” said Helen Liew, Vice President of Marketing at Hawaiian Host, Inc. “The Founder’s Collection 8 oz. milk chocolate covered macadamias are a staple of the Hawaiian Host brand; it’s everyone’s original favourite, now with a new look.” Liew continued, “We are proud to shine the spotlight on our founder, Mr. Takitani, and his dream to create an original confection unlike anything else, in our new line. A trusted and universally loved gift since 1927, we’re confident our customers will love Hawaiian Host’s new Founder’s Collection of Chocolate Covered Macadamias.” Hawaiian Host is the world’s premier maker of chocolate covered macadamia nut products – an indulgence to savour and share every day. Its classic confections reflect a deep connection to Hawai‛i and are meant to be shared with others in the true spirit of Aloha. For over 90 years, travellers have been giving the spirit of Aloha with their chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Hawaiian Host’s delicious chocolates can be found in grocery, specialty and travel retail channels across North America. At this year’s show, Hawaiian Host will be exhibiting with Otis McAllister, booth #701. Otis McAllister has been a leader in the distribution of quality food products around the world, and Hawaiian Host has been added to their premium confection’s portfolio. Their focus for Travel Retail is confectionery and tobacco, where they represent strong, influential and innovative brands. As one of the major players in Travel Retail distribution, Otis McAllister distributes to travel environments such as airports, border stores, onboard cruises, aircrafts, railway stations and downtown stores.

March 8, 2019

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