Minit Stop Wins Gold and Silver at the Pele Awards Ceremony

May 7, 2016

New company logo and carry-out food boxes win pristine awards in HawaiiMinitStop_Logo

Kahului, HI. – Hawai`i’s top recognition for excellence in advertising design are the Pele awards. At the April 23rd award ceremony on Oahu, Minit Stop was awarded top honors amongst all of Hawai`i’s advertising and designs for their new logo and carry-out food boxes.

Gilbert & Associates, the advertising firm for Minit Stop who designed the new logo and boxes, accepted the awards on behalf of MinitStopPackaging_PeleGoldMinit Stop. The most popular and most competitive was the logo category. Minit Stop won a Silver award for the unique Minit Stop “Shaka Chicken” logo that is being launched this year at all stores (the Shaka is a gesture started and used in Hawaii and surf culture as a gesture of salutation, friendship, thank you, and gratitude).

The Gold Pele was won in the Packaging category, for the design of a fun Minit Stop food carry-out box using whimsical-isms and phrases written on the box. Jon Miyabuchi, Vice President of Minit Stop, described the boxes saying, “We wanted something that would entertain the person while enjoying the great food inside.  Kind of like when you were little and would read the cereal box when eating breakfast.”

“The recognition we received from the logo and food boxes is very exciting for our team and all of our customers, and they are currently being implemented at all of our stores on Maui and the Big Island.  It’s an exciting year at Minit Stop.  Besides the new logo and food boxes, we have the upcoming debuts of our Minit Stop App and proprietary blend coffee program.  We will be rolling out a lot of new exciting features at all of our stores—it’s an exhilarating time to be a Minit Stop fan!” said Vice President Miyabuchi.

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About Minit Stop

Minit Stop is the retail c-store brand of Hawaii Petroleum, Inc. Hawaii Petroleum is an independent petroleum marketer on the islands of Maui and Hawaii, and markets retail fuel under the Ohana Fuels. Today Minit Stop has 17 locations with 10 on Maui and 7 on the Big Island.  Minit Stop is an active contributor to the communities they serve, with the goal of providing world class customer service that perpetuates the diversity of culture in Hawaii and exemplifies a commitment to supporting strong family and community values. For more information, call (808) 891-6770, visit, “like” Minit Stop on Facebook, or follow @MinitStop on Twitter and Instagram.

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