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Trusted partner to navigate your brand in the unique Hawaii marketplace

 

Reviews

"BQF was crucial in navigating Dr. Bronner's through recruiting an important local distributor switch. BQF's deep knowledge of Hawaii's market enables them to create positive relationships with distributors, their customers and buyers at both the natural and mass market level. Their ability to evaluate the marketplace enables a successful execution of programs resulting in increased visibility and volume of sales. BQF has been a trusted partner with Dr. Bronner's for the last 14 years and have been exceptional in helping us to navigate through Hawaii. Their experience allows them to closely analyze business opportunities in order to make educated sales decisions."

—  Marc DeRosa, Director of Sales - Dr. Bronner’s

Our Services

Technology

  • CRM Customer Relationship Program

  • Data Analytics

  • Digital Marketing

  • Inside Sales Reports via CRM

Sales & Marketing

  • Manage Local Distributors

  • Planning & Budgeting Promotions

  • Scheduled Sales Calls

  • New Product Placement & Presentation

  • Ad & In-Store Promotions

  • Retail Resets & Audits

  • Demos (Suspended)

  • Product Training

Administrative Support

  • Process Turnovers & Purchase Orders via CRM

  • Set-Up & Management of Promo Plans, MCB's, & Scans

  • Claims Processing & Tracking

Customer Sales

Tools

  • Monthly Extensive Broker Sales Bulletin

  • Sales Data Gathering & Interpretation

  • Business Reviews

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Our success is built on partnerships & fostering long-term relationships

Our Partners

Our Channels

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The Story

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Katy's Father (left) and Grandfather (right) at the Okuyama Meat Market

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Third Generation Grocer

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Note Reflecting Store Bought for $1,500 in 1935

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Pre-1953 Ad from Okuyama Meat Market

Our Team

 

Kimberly Harada

Executive Admin & Sales

Kimberly Harada has been with the BQF team since 2015. Her love for natural and organic food was sparked by her mother’s influence, and she developed a deeper interest in sustainability in college. She has a B.A.in fashion merchandising from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and background in visual merchandising & event coordination, before finding her true passion was working with natural & organic food. She is always ready to help at BQF, whether it be submitting promotions or processing orders.

 

Our Mission

For over 30+ years Brokerage of Quality Foods has been committed to providing the Hawaii marketplace with the highest quality natural and organic products in order to foster a better quality of life on the Islands; we are just as dedicated today as we were on day one. We achieve our clients' goals as well as our goals through partnerships based on integrity, transparent product marketing, creative services and solutions, and unparalleled knowledge of the local market built over many successful years.

Katy Okuyama

President & Founder

Katy is a pioneer in natural and organic foods since the 70's before it was in vogue. She founded the business to service the growing Hawaii market. She is involved in all aspects of the business from working with her dynamic team in the natural channels to connecting BQF's brands with the conventional channels. Natural and organic foods are her passion as well as working with buyers and operators.

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Ralph from Rusty’s Hawaiian Harvesting Coffee

Stacy Odquier

Sales & Marketing Representative

Stacy Odquier majored in marketing and communications at University of Hawaii Manoa, with a focus on digital marketing, content creation, public relations, market research and analysis. Great food is what attracted her to the natural and specialty foods industry, but it was learning that business could go beyond profits to focus on triple bottom line, sustainability, and ethical practices that have fueled it into a passion. Her goal is to attain her masters in data science to further her ability to extract knowledge and insights from data to help BQF grow in the new digital age.

About Us

BQF is a natural products brokerage. We are a local female-owned company. We focus our efforts on both the independent natural food stores as well as conventional businesses. Through our distributor partners' points of distribution, we expand and go beyond the conventional channels. We go the extra mile to help your company find solutions to expand your sales and distribution.

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Katy & Chef Jorge, Founder of Sabor Mexicano

Our Values

We value and support companies, ideas and lifestyles that are good for the environment, social justice, governance and personal excellence.

Amy’s Supporting Organic Farmers through Buying 100 million Pounds of Organic Produce a Year

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Mahalo for Over 30 Years of Partnership

Contact Us

1110 University Avenue, Suite 307

Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Tel: 808-947-4531

Only 10 minutes away from Waikiki!

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