In the News

  • "30 Years and Still Going Strong!"
  • Friday December 2nd, 2005 – Whitchurch IGA celebrates its' 30th anniversary on December 12th, 2005. H.H.V. Whitchurch & Company Ltd has been serving Dominica and her people for over 95 years now and also marks its ninth year as an IGA Store.

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  • "Whitchurch gives long service awards"
  • THE SUN January 23, 2006, p.14, News Two employees who have worked with H.H.V. Whitchurch & Company for more than 35 years were among a number of workers who were recognized for long service recently, a release from the company states.

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  • "Whitchurch Hosts Official Blessing of Old, turned New, Offices"
  • Monday, September 12th 2005 – H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd. opened its doors to Father Mark and Members of Staff for a very informal but appropriate Blessing of the premises. The building, which originally housed the Main Offices of Whitchurch from 1961 to 1984, was rented out for many years.

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  • "Scotiabank Dominica Honours Whitchurch IGA Supercenter on 30th"
  • Monday, December 12, 2005 – Mid-Afternoon, on Whitchurch IGA Supercenters' 30th Anniversary, Scotiabank Manager Mr. Robert Frederick delighted Management and Staff by visiting the premises of Whitchurch to present a token of appreciation for 30 Years of Service to Dominica and her people.

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    About Us and Our History

    The History of HHV Whitchurch & Co. Ltd. since 1910

    Established in 1910 by Herbert Harry Vivian Whitchurch, hence the name H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd., Whitchurch has grown from being insurance and ships' agents into a multifaceted and dynamic company. We employ over 220 Dominicans and are proud of our service to our country.

    The Chronicle, Friday, December 9, 2005

    Whitchurch IGA Supercentre - from humble beginnings to proud achievements.

    In 1910, Whitchurch operated a grocery shop called The Paz on Drury Lane and also a hotel known as Hotel De Paz, facing what is now the Carib Cinema. In 1961, fire destroyed the entire block, including the business and other businesses occupying the area. A few days later, the company purchased from L. Rose and Company the building which was then a lime warehouse, and set up the office on top floor and a shop downstairs.

    In 1975, the company opened the Supercentre and had it blessed by Father Charles on December 11 that same year. From then on the company undertook some upgrading, and in 1984, the top floor of the building was constructed to accommodate a number of services including Shipping and Insurance. In 1996, it carried out major upgrading, renovating, updating and remodelling of the Supercentre. Whitchurch Supermarket became the IGA Supercentre in 1996. IGA (International Grocery's Alliance) had observed that the Supermarket had achieved and maintained a high level standard and welcomed Whitchurch Supermarket into its worldwide network. The Company's relationship with IGA, said Managing Director Gerry Aird, is a support arrangement. The Company does not receive financial assistance, but benefits by receiving good prices, and regular supplies through their members.

    The prestigious IGA Supercentre features Dominica's first and only in-store Deli and Bakery which was opened on December 12, 1996. This facility offers customers an extraordinary variety of fresh wholesome local products as well as products from the Caribbean and the world. Among the Deli's specials are the famous chicken Drummettes and Potato Wedges and fresh pizzas. In fact, the Deli has a wide variety of delicious snacks, breads and cakes for everybody.

    Store Manager Brent Evans told The Chronicle that it is being heavily patronised especially for the lunch periods during which it provides take-away meals. He also said that the Deli has proven to be a wonderful facility for more and more Dominicans. Ten persons are currently employed on a shift system at the Deli which is opened from 8 am to 7 pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 8 am to 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays.

    On December 12th, 2005, Whitchurch IGA Supercentre celebrates 30 years in the business. Acclaimed for always buying and selling local amongst its many imported products, the Supercentre has become renowned for offering a wide range of products at competitive prices as well as fresh produce of good quality.

    HHV Whitchurch Calendars

    Each year HHV Whitchurch & Co Ltd produces a Calendar with photographs or artwork depicting Dominica's history.

    Drop into one of our offices and pick up your calendar today.