(Honolulu, Hawai‘i) — Honolulu Cookie Company has named Richard Witt Hawai‘i District Manager, responsible for day-to-day oversight of the company’s 13 retail locations throughout the state of Hawai‘i.
“I knew that joining Honolulu Cookie Company would be a great way of working for a company that was truly involved in the community,” Witt said. “The company’s values align with my own philosophy about leading a retail team and giving back to the community.”
Witt began his retail career as a junior in high school working at Footlocker in Aiea and during his tenure was awarded Rookie Store Manager of the Year for Outstanding Sales Performance. He then moved to Lids, where he managed the Hawai‘i District’s top-performing store in terms of sales volume, then rose through the ranks and earned a promotion to District Sales Manager.
His promotion continued to bring him extensive experience, by leading Lids Districts in Hawai‘i, Los Angeles and New York, as well as running the 40,000 square-foot Super Bowl XLVII NFL shop in New Orleans. Additionally during his Lids tenure, he received Lids’ most prestigious award, District Sales Manager of the Year for the entire company.
Growing up in Hawai‘i prepared him for time spent in mainland markets with diverse populations. The time away also helped him appreciate the uniqueness of the islands, to which he and his wife of 12 years returned in 2014.
Witt reports to Julie Plant, recently named Vice President of Retail. “Richard is a great addition to the Honolulu Cookie Company team, as he shares our core values of taking good care of our customer-facing retail associates, to ensure that our customers receive the best-possible experience,” she said.
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About Honolulu Cookie Company
Marking its 20th anniversary in 2018, Honolulu Cookie company has been baking its premium shortbread cookies fresh daily in Hawai‘i since 1998. The cookies inspired by Hawai‘i are handcrafted using only the freshest and finest ingredients. They are available for shipping and are individually wrapped to ensure freshness. Honolulu Cookie Company has 13 locations in Hawai‘i; two in Las Vegas, and two on Guam. Honolulu Cookie Company cookies are also available at select retailers: The DFS Group; Aulani a Disney Resort & Spa; Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort; Bloomingdale’s; Neiman Marcus and Tommy Bahama.Visit www.honolulucookie.com; Facebook at: www.facebook.com/honolulucookie, or call toll free at (866) 333-5800.
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