Unified Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery distributor in the western Untied States, announced June 22 that Times Supermarkets (Times), a chain of 20 conventional supermarkets in Hawaii (stores are located on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai), has switched its grocery supply business to Unified Grocers and will begin receiving groceries and other products from Unified during the second week of July. Times Supermarkets had previously been supplied by C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Times operates 17 supermarkets under the Times Supermarkets banner, two stores under the Fujioka’s Wine Times banner and one store under the Shima’s Supermarket banner. Recently, the company completed the purchase of five Big Save Value Centers on Kauai and those stores will officially become part of Times Supermarket family on July 25. This will bring to 25 the total number of stores in the chain.