Hawaii’s biggest grocery store is opening in Omaha.
The new store will be the first in the state since the Hawaii Food Summit opened in January.
“We are extremely excited to welcome a new Hawaii grocery store to our state,” said Governor Mary Sue Coleman, a member of the Hawaii Summit team.
“It is a great place to buy groceries, and we have an established network of suppliers who are here to serve Hawaiians.”
The store will have a grocery section with a wide selection of produce, meats, dairy and more, along with a fresh-to-order menu of more than 100 items.
It will also have a pharmacy section, a coffee shop, and a full-service restaurant.
The Honolulu Summit is part of the Governor’s Hawaii Initiative.
The program is aimed at expanding the Hawaiian economy and increasing access to healthy foods and products.
Hawaii has one of the lowest levels of food deserts in the country, with only 4 percent of residents living below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Summit aims to help the state expand access to those resources.