The last couple of years have been tough for office furniture suppliers. San Diego based PriceSmart has bucked this trend. In fact, the company squeaked in at #94 on Fortune’s list of 100 fastest growing businesses in the United States this year. The club wholesaler offers a wide selection of office furnishings including task chairs and workstations for homes and small businesses. The company’s founder had a very interesting history of roller coaster success, failure, and success. The original Price Club was actually the inspiration for Sam’s Club and other imitators. The company’s link to wholesale giant Costco is particularly fascinating.
Sounds like a great place to shop, right? Unfortunately, there’s one small problem. The company is headquartered in San Diego but only has stores in other countries. You’ll have to take a trip to El Salvador or cruise to the Caribbean if you want to shop at a PriceSmart store. So, if you want to support a local supplier of office furniture with your hard earned dollars, you’ll have to look elsewhere.