POSTED: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Raised on the sugar plantations of Hakalau, Derek Kurisu started his career as a bag boy at KTA Super Stores on the Big Island 40 years ago.  Responsible for one of the most robust promotions of Hawaii product, Derek has supported and sustained local agriculture by creating KTA’s private label, the Mountain Apple Brand.  In a candid conversation we hear from a businessman who believes that the company's greatest asset is their people who give them the advantage over their competitors.

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