Asa H. Pritchard, Ltd.

Before Sir Asa H. Pritchard was a successful businessman and noted politician, he worked in his father’s dry goods store in Nassau, which opened in 1874. In 1921, he took over his father’s business and started his eponymous food store, building on his father’s tradition. Sir Asa was later joined by his son Emmett (who was succeeded by his sons, Hugh and Robert). Together, the Pritchard family has manned the business through decades, overcoming obstacles - including re-opening the business only 10 days after a massive fire destroyed everything - and navigating the complexities of the ever-changing Bahamian business scene. They have overseen the expansion of Asa H. Pritchard from a small family business to one of the largest, most successful and well-known wholesale food distribution businesses in The Bahamas. Asa H. Pritchard, Ltd. is the epitome of a Bahamian business success story.

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Asa H. Pritchard, Ltd. warehouse under construction

Asa H. Pritchard, Ltd. warehouse under construction

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Portrait of Sir Asa H. Pritchard

Portrait of Sir Asa H. Pritchard

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Sir Asa H. Pritchard

Sir Asa H. Pritchard

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Company photo

Company photo

From left to right: Hugh Pritchard, Controller; Roland Turnquest, head of the warehouse section; Mrs. Sylvia Gibson, Claims Officer, Sir Asa Pritchard, Founder; Mr. William Knowles; Emmet Pritchard, Vice President; Robert, Sales Manager | Source: The Pritchard Family Archives View File Details Page

The largest one-storey building in Nassau newspaper article

The largest one-storey building in Nassau newspaper article

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Sir Asa H. Pritchard's certificate of admittance into The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

Sir Asa H. Pritchard's certificate of admittance into The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

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Video

Mr. Hugh Pritchard, grandson of Sir Asa H. Pritchard and president of Asa H, Pritchard, Ltd., discusses when the business really took off.

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Mr. Hugh Pritchard, grandson of Sir Asa H. Pritchard and president of Asa H, Pritchard, Ltd., looks to the future

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Official Website:

http://asahpritchard.com/

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The Heritage Partners, “Asa H. Pritchard, Ltd.,” Ramble Bahamas, accessed November 15, 2018, http://ramblebahamas.org/items/show/17.
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