In 1852, young adventurer Thomas Ritchie was shipwrecked off the coast of Australia. In his first years in Australia, he faced enormous personal challenges. Undeterred, the budding entrepreneur went on to found the well-known Ritchies General Store in Frankston.This is the story of Ritchies supermarkets: the history behind the stores, the inspirational men and women who took the baton from Thomas Ritchie, and developed Ritchies into the flourishing and community-based enterprise it is today. Prana Energy successfully delivered high-end 800MW solar PV systems across several Ritchies' stores and IGA to drive the stores' energy costs down and assist in their energy efficiency goals.