May 08, 2018
The fallow lands left behind by Hawai‘i’s defunct sugar plantations opened the door for cattle ranchers like Kunoa Cattle Company, whose old traditions and new ideas could shape the future of island food.
The Garden Island
March 18, 2018
During a recent invitation-only launch event at the Grove Farm Company, it was announced that Y. Hata, a locally owned and Hawaii-based broadline food service wholesale distributor, was selected to support the recently honored Mana Up awardee Kunoa Cattle Company in launching its local beef production line on Kauai.
Hawaii Business Magazine
January 10, 2018
The Hawaii brand is beloved around the world and there are mom and pop enterprises that want to give that love back but don’t know how. Enter Mana Up, a new accelerator aimed at promoting homegrown Hawaii products and transforming them into million-dollar companies and brands. The new initiative launched an intensive 12-week accelerator session in January for its first cohort of 10 companies, chosen from a pool of 85 applicants. Kunoa Cattle Company is among the locally based companies that will get help with marketing, pricing, distribution, scaling and other strategies to support their rapid growth beyond the state.
Pacific Business News
December 18, 2017
Kunoa Cattle Company continues to expand its presence in the Islands with newly added products and partnerships, positioning the young company for further growth in 2018. The company recently partnered with Don Quijote supermarkets, adding to its existing partnerships with all Times Supermarkets locations on Oahu and Maui. And after months of same store sales growth, Kunoa is expanding its product line with the addition of different cuts of meat.