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Aloha, Las Vegas! Honolulu’s favorite pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies are flying across the ocean to Las Vegas as the Hawaii-based company opens its very first mainland store in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian |The Palazzo. “We couldn’t have asked for a more ideal location to begin the initial expansion of our company outside Hawaii,” said Randy Yeager, President of Honolulu Cookie Company. “We are excited to share our premium cookies’ hand-made excellence and unique tropical flavors with new customers!”

honolulu-cookie-store-frontOn May 17, the new Palazzo store opened, unveiling new products developed for the Vegas market, including cookies shaped like diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs along with its classic, trademark pineapples. With special deck of cards packaging and a freshly designed interior, using an organic design approach with natural materials and colors, the store captures both the spirit of Vegas and the upscale elegance of The Venetian |The Palazzo. A second Las Vegas store is also scheduled to open in the near future.

“Las Vegas is similar to Hawaii, in that it is a tourist destination and provides an excellent opportunity for retail,” said VP of Marketing Ginger Waters. “Las Vegas is also a second home and vacation spot for many Hawaii residents, making it an ideal location to test the brand to see how it performs outside of the Islands,” Waters added.

Made from the original 1998 recipe developed by founders Keith and Janet Sung, the cookies’ unique flavors include Kona Coffee, Lilikoi, Pineapple, Mango, Coconut, Macadamia Nut, and more. The buttery rich shortbread cookies strike the perfect balance with a crispy, yet delicate texture and the right amount of sweetness. Among the 16 flavors, some are hand-dipped in gourmet dark, milk and white chocolate, while others have fruit pieces or Kona Coffee beans pressed into their centers. These individually wrapped treats are baked fresh in Honolulu every morning at 5 a.m. and then shipped to Las Vegas. In the future, Yeager said, bakery operations may expand to Vegas in order to meet the anticipated demand for more cookies.

For more details, please visit the retail stores or www.honolulucookie.com, or call toll-free at (866) 333-5800. You can also follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/honolulucookie) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/honolulucookie): @honolulucookie.

About the Honolulu Cookie Company
Since 1998, Honolulu Cookie Company’s premium shortbread cookies have been made from the original recipe using Hawaii’s freshest and finest ingredients. Baking begins every morning at 5 a.m. in Honolulu and each cookie is individually wrapped.

On Oahu, Honolulu Cookie Company has 7 retail stores in Waikiki, 1 at Ward Warehouse and a kiosk in the Makai Food Court at Ala Moana Center. On Maui, Honolulu Cookie Company has a store in the Shops at Whalers Village and 1 on Front Street, Lahaina; a third Maui store will open in the Shops at Wailea this summer. Honolulu Cookie Company’s first mainland retail store opened in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian |The Palazzo, Las Vegas, on May 17, 2014. The first international location will open later this year in Seoul, Korea.

In addition, Honolulu Cookie Company cookies are available at retail partners: Neiman Marcus, Tommy Bahama, and DFS stores; go to www.honolulucookie.com/store-locations for details. Plus, folks are always welcome to drop by Honolulu Cookie Company’s Honolulu bakery and adjoining retail shop to get cookies fresh from the oven.

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