In 1920, Geo. F. Huggins & Co. Ltd., Trinidad, bought over the going concern of Martin Dean & Co., in Grenada and commenced trading under their own name - Geo. F. Huggins & Co. Ltd.
On 31st August 1945, the Grenada unit was registered as a separate entity under the name - Geo. F. Huggins & Co. (G'da) Ltd.
In 1973, the Company became a member of the T. Geddes Grant Group of Companies, which operates in many of the regional territories.
In 1992, the Geddes Grant Group merged with the Caribbean conglomerate Neal & Massy, thereby effectively becoming part of the largest and most diversified trading group in the area; with representation in countries from Guyana to North America.At the outset, Huggins dealt mainly on the island's staple products - Cocoa, Nutmeg & Mace, purchasing same from local estates. These were then prepared and shipped to foreign markets. Certain Steamship companies were also represented.
With the passing of time, the Company's activities became more and more diversified.Huggins is a broad-based company, with numerous departments and divisions.
They include a Travel Service and Tour Operation, a Shipping Department representing both Cruise and Cargo Lines, an Insurance Department, a Motor Department complimented by a modern garage selling the well-known Nissan and Hyundai vehicles, Tyre Sales/Service as well as a Spare Parts Department.
Huggins boasts of a Farm and Garden Centre, an Office Services Division where Xerox and other lines of equipment are sold and a Pharmaceutical Division which is represented by many well-known brand names.
There are also two supermarkets operating under the name of Foodland. One is located in the downtown area and the other in Lagoon Road in St. George's.
Huggins also sells all Texaco products including LPG - Texgas that is distributed islandwide. A Lumber Yard and Builders Hardware can be found at a branch in Grenville.
Huggins has always been actively involved in the sporting, cultural and general development of the island. They' ve supported numerous activities, organizations and clubs including Huggins United Netball Team - OECS champion for many years.
They are well known too for their involvement in all aspects of the island's life and feel justifiably proud of being called -"A GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN."