February 11, 2011

Dole's Not Just a Name Brand! - A Hawaiian History

Founded in Hawaii in 1851, the Company built its reputation on its commitment to quality. These are the words of James Drummond Dole's "Statement of Principles," which he established and managed by the Company. James Dole came to Hawaii with an initial investment of $ 1,000, degree in business and horticulture and a love of farming. In it, he began the first successful pineapple growing and canning operations, and then called the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. Dole developed and grew the pineapple business into Hawaii's second largest industry. In achieving his goal of making pineapple available in every grocery store in the country, James Dole made the name "Hawaiian" almost synonymous with "pineapple." Considered an exotic fruit, the pineapple is the symbol of hospitality, and is often depicted in fine furniture. Dole then began an innovative advertising campaign with the recipes in ladies magazines, the popularity of fruit and increased households are sought throughout the U.S.


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Photo Courtesy of Dole
 
You can now go to the Island of Honolulu and see the plantations yourself! Although they have shifted their production to a new location, you can partake in Hawaii's rich history. Visit the plantation next time you ever vacation to the island. With mazes, tours, and more, you will not be bored for hours!

53 comments:

  1. Wow, I did not know this. Thank you for the info!

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  2. "Hawaiian" almost synonymous with "pineapple."

    Haha, so true! Great read!

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  3. I freeking love pineapple. I hope one day I can visit Hawaii.

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  4. Good stuff! Although in history Dole is generally frowned upon because the natives saw him as someone who "sold out hawaii" Interesting history lesson though!

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  5. Pineapples are amazing, I'm glad this company was founded. Interesting read though. After reading all this it makes me want to go to Hawaii

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  6. Wow I didn't realize that pineapples were Hawaii's second biggest industry! That's interesting if I end up going to Hawaii I'll check this place out thanks!

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  7. oooooooo! who lives in a pineapple, shaped in a maze?

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  8. wow, i want to go to that maze. sitting on a pineapple while eating a pineapple would be easy street.

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  9. great maze, i already have it in my to-do list if i ever go to hawaii

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  10. this is so informative, thanks alot! i know loads more about Hawaii now

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  11. Wow I really want to visit a pineapple plantation now! Actually, I'm craving pineapples now :]

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  12. Ugh, this is depressing. The only pineapple I've ever had has been in a can. =/

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  13. love hawaii. been to oahu 2 times and i plan on going back soon. theres a really good shrimp truck out by north shore that i'm really missing right now! anyways, followed!

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  14. He helped topple Hawaii's Monarchy and eventual annexation, I believe. Boom. I got no beef with Dole.

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  15. My god is that actually real?

    It looks like a High res image of something out of a fantasy game.!

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  16. Oh, man. Dole's a pretty huge co. Had no idea about the pineapples and Hawaii. Learning everyday! :D

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  17. Damn man, you make me wanna go there more and more everday!

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  18. sooo relaxing wish i could go back to hawaii

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  19. Doles is the best. Especially when you wanna mix it with alcohol.

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  20. Holy ****, that's an awesome garden. Incredible how someone can make such a big company of such a small amount of money. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. If you can get to the pineapple, you deserve it

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  22. This post made my mouth water for a Dole pineapple, badly. I'm going to have to go pick one up now.

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  23. That pic looks like it's of a model.

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  24. That looks like an amazing place, thanks for sharing!

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  25. thats quite the hedge maze, always wanted to go wandering through one of those

    as long as i don't have that guy from the shining chasing me down with an axe while i'm inside though lol

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  26. that pinapple in the center looks awesome id totaly do that to my yard

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  27. Thats awesome, I really wanna visit now lol

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  28. I've never had a pineapple but I may try one after reading this.

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  29. They do know how to make some delicious pineapples [:

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  30. Wow that is pretty awesome, that picture scares me a little though.

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  31. this is kind of scary!i need some pineapple right now!

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  32. I had an arguement with a friend about where they grew pineapples at... yes he's an idiot.

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  33. I'll live in Hawaii one day, you can be sure of it.

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  34. makes me want a pineapple, I will have to stop by this place when/if i am in Hawaii.

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  36. thats some fascinating history.

    man i woud be scared if i was trapped in that maze for ever.

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  37. never really liked pineapple.
    went to hawaii and tried pineapple fell in love with it.
    what was i eating before?

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  38. I've cheated on the maze so many times but I still can't beat the record. Its so ridiculously fast!

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  39. thats awesome, remindsme of deadpool pineapple surprise

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