About Us

Cave Shepherd Shopping in Barbados is Simply Beyond Your Imagination

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Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited, a Barbadian public listed company, was formed in 1906 as a partnership between two men, Messrs Cave and Shepherd. For several decades, the company itself retailed goods to both locals and tourists from its flagship store on Broad Street. In 2000, however, Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited together with what is now Dufry International AG, formed a joint venture company – Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd, in which Cave Shepherd owns a 40% stake, to operate its retail operations.

Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited has interests in financial services through equity holdings in Fortress Fund Managers (60%), Signia Financial Group (40%), DGM Bank & Trust (40%) and Cave Shepherd Credit Card (100%). Today, Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited is a diverse and multi-faceted organisation with interests in retail, tourism, financial services, property development, and international business.

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Cave Shepherd has become the largest department store within the Caribbean and is proud to offer its customers an array of products and brands.

The product and category range include perfume and cosmetics, beachwear, souvenirs, t-shirts, music and movies, jewelry and accessories, menswear, ladies’ wear, children’s wear, shoes, house wears, gifts, kitchen appliances, furniture, and electronics. There really is something for everyone.

Cave Shepherd offers the largest selection of duty free products on island with savings of up to 25% off U.S. market prices while savings on liquor can be as high as 44% off US market prices.
Visit any of the conveniently located stores and see what great selections and prices await you.

Corporate Mission

Our Core Values

    • Excellence in customer service at all times
    • Tradition, experience and integrity as our base for consistency
    • Creativity, flexibility, innovation, and a pioneering spirit as the keys to the future
    • Team Spirit as the leverage of individual skills
    • Respect for every individual and commitment to equal opportunity
    • Social responsibility


Our Mission Statement

To contribute to the excitement of our customers and the success of our business partners.


The Partners

Cave Shepherd & Co. LTD

Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited, a Barbados-based public limited company, is a leading business in Barbados and brings significant benefits to the partnership in its retail experience of over 100 years in the retail business in Barbados and the Caribbean. The company brings local and regional contacts, excellent locations, brand equity, a strong customer base, supportive shareholders and most of all, a dedicated and well-trained staff and management team.

Dufry Holding Ltd

DUFRY INTERNATIONAL A.G (formerly Weitnauer) has been in existence since 1865 and is a private company based in Basel, Switzerland. It is one of the largest duty free retailers in the world, operating more than 200 stores on four continents. Dufry brings a number of benefits to the partnership, most significant of which is their tremendous sourcing and buying power, their up-to-date retail systems, business practices and travel retail knowledge.