As apprentices in their father’s general store, Fred, Edgar and Willis Nash learned at an early age the value of anticipating customer desires and finding unique ways to meet them. Fred, the eldest, was a visionary. His ability to create a customer benefit from nearly any situation is how an unclaimed shipment of peaches seeded the Nash Brothers’ wholesale fruit business and brought new produce varieties to the Dakota Territory. Willis, the salesman, loved the thrill of building relationships and closing deals. His handshake with a coffee grower at the turn of the 20th century allowed settlers to enjoy endless cups of whole bean coffee at a fair price. Providing the backbone for his brothers’ adventurous endeavors, Edgar Nash, managed the business honestly and efficiently to create loyal customers for generations to come.
True entrepreneurs, the Nash Brothers also understood and appreciated thriftiness, and believed in providing customers with quality goods at fair prices. Together, with integrity, ingenuity and a sense of purpose, the Nash Brothers built a reputation for wholesome, trusted products at affordable prices. Today, this legacy of authenticity and leadership continues on in all Nash Brothers Trading Company products.
Every Organic item we offer is grown under principles of sustainable and healthy organic farming practices. Our Natural items are held to strict formulation guidelines that ensure minimal processing and no artificial ingredients. And for premium taste, we use the finest ingredients from trusted sources worldwide.
The Three Brothers
Fred P. Nash
As the eldest Nash brother, Fred saw opportunity in every challenge. His leadership was founded in his ability to envision and develop new ideas that improved the lives of his customers and fueled the success of his family-run business. This talent for embracing change, with an eye to the future, is the cornerstone of his character. He is our champion of all Nash Brothers Trading Company products that bring innovative solutions to the consumer.
By combining his attention to detail with his desire for efficiency, middle brother Edgar Nash successfully managed the early years of the family business. His bookkeeping aptitude and time-management skills provided the foundation that allowed the Nash Brothers to turn a single retail store into a thriving nationwide operation. Edgar is our advocate for all. Nash Brothers Trading Company products that reflect a good value and promote convenience for busy people on the go
For Willis Nash, traversing the young country in search of new suppliers and new products fueled his passion for adventure. While on the road, the discoveries he made and the relationships he developed allowed the Nash Brothers to offer customers a broad and extraordinary assortment of products including whole bean coffee and fresh produce from specialty growers. Willis is our connection to all Nash Brothers Trading Company products that feature unique ingredients or come from distinct sources.