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Pricesmart Announces 4th Colombia Store

Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 3:29pm | #0
In: Bogota, Inside Colombia
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Bogota store opened October 29. Located at, hours are from 9am to 9pm M-S and 10:00am a 8:30pm Sundays.

TODAY COLOMBIA — PriceSmart on Wednesday opened its fourth warehouse club store in Colombia, with its new store located in Bogota, joining the two in Cali and one in Barranquilla. The Bogota store is located at Intersección Av. Boyacá con Calle 26. Marcos Guarin of Pricesmart Colombia says that the company will soon be opening locations in Medellin and Periera. Besides the brick and mortar stores, the company also offers online shopping with the choice of products from the Colombia and International catalogs. PriceSmart, headquartered in San Diego, owns and operates U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, selling high quality merchandise at low prices to PriceSmart members. PriceSmart now operates...

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Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 2:28pm | #0
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Pricesmart Announces 4th Colombia Store

Bogota store opened October 29. Located at, hours are from 9am to 9pm M-S and 10:00am a 8:30pm Sundays.

TODAY COLOMBIA — PriceSmart on Wednesday opened its fourth warehouse club store in Colombia, with its new store located in Bogota, joining the two in Cali and one in Barranquilla. The Bogota store is located...

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Posted on: Oct 29 2014 - 6:14pm | #0
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Posted on: Oct 29 2014 - 1:14pm | Comments Off
In: Business & Economy, Colombia Reports
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Posted on: Oct 29 2014 - 8:13am | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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Posted on: Oct 28 2014 - 4:58pm | Comments Off
In: Colombia Reports, News
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