Coreas Hazells Inc celebrates 75th Anniversary

Coreas Hazells is this week, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of one of its foundation companies – United Traders Ltd.

Traders or UTL as it was popularly called, was a joint stock company which came into being on September 29th, 1938. It was the brainchild of ten Kingstown merchants and hoteliers who pooled their resources to create St Vincent and the Grenadines’ first department store and self-service grocery. The principal place of business of Traders was located on the corner of Hillsboro and Back streets and which presently houses Coreas City Store and Pharmacy.

In 1976 United Traders continued its business under the banner of Corea’s Trading which in 2003 joined with Hazells and Diamond Holdings to become Coreas Hazells Inc.

Celebrations to mark the occasion include a church service, family day for staff as well as a customer outreach programme.

Source: Joel Providence,
Managing Director/CEO
Coreas Hazells Inc