Training & Development

We have created several training and education delivery programs which are managed by different departments and tailored to the unique needs of each country and situation. All PriceSmart employees benefit from training and development opportunities throughout the year to expand their knowledge of topics that are directly related to the business.

Many of the e-learning courses we offer are provided via LinkedIn Learning Pro, which offers high impact on-demand content delivered by professionals who are experts in their respective fields. In addition, in FY2022 we began offering all employees the opportunity to participate in voluntary webinars on other important topics such as wellness and emotional intelligence.

A related initiative that began in FY2022 is our Women's Leadership training program, which provides instruction and coaching to help senior management-level female employees advance their careers and pursue leadership positions.

PriceSmart has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace®

We are proud to announce that PriceSmart's U.S operations have been certified as a Most Loved Workplace®. The Most Loved Workplace® certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers and is a global benchmark for identifying and recognizing exceptional employee experience.

PriceSmart became certified as a Most Loved Workplace® based on its scores on the Love of Workplace Index™, which surveyed U.S. employees on various elements around employee satisfaction and sentiment, including the level of respect, collaboration, support, and sense of belonging they feel inside the company.

This year 2023, 89.3% of our U.S. employees said PriceSmart is a great place to work, 1.2 points higher than the average U.S. company.

This certification says a lot about our team members and our company culture!

Safety & Food Safety

Creating a culture of safety across PriceSmart

At PriceSmart, our safety department is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees and Members. We maintain the same rigorous safety practices and programs across all our clubs.

In FY2022, we established a Corporate Safety Committee composed of senior leadership from all departments. The committee meets twice a year and is responsible for evaluating and improving safety performance throughout the organization. In addition to the Corporate Safety Committee and our safety department, each club maintains a safety committee composed of employees responsible for implementing safety programs and managing occupational health and safety issues.

We leverage our e-learning system to provide job-appropriate safety training to all our employees.

Safety Training Sessions

FY2022 FY2021 FY2020 FY2019
15,151 21,290 10,632 17,163

PriceSmart's approach to Food Safety

At PriceSmart, we are committed to developing and selling safe foods that meet the highest international quality standards for our Members.

To meet this expectation, PriceSmart has established a robust Corporate Safety Integrated Systems Department which is in charge of defining the Corporate Food Safety strategy; and has also developed and administers the PriceSmart Food Safety Policy.

In all clubs, food handlers must meet local requirements to receive government permits authorizations. In addition, the managers and supervisors of food processing areas have an international food safety certification (NRFSP National Registry Food Safety Professionals - EUA).

Also, our food preparation employees receive additional training on food safety through the e-learning system as well as online group training sessions.

Food Safety Training Sessions

FY2022 FY2021 FY2020 FY2019
4,153 940 1,199 1,498