Success Story: Thai Owned Global Foods Market in St. Louis

Suchin Prapaisilp opened one of the first international grocery stores in St. Louis on South Grand Avenue. His first international grocery store became a success which prompted Suchin and his brother to expand the business. Global Foods Market was opened in 1999 and is currently one of the largest and the most well-known international grocery store in Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis. The grocery store not only provides residents with jobs but it became a centralized destination for all people of all backgrounds to find comfort food from home as well as new and unique international food to try for the first time. Suchin Prapaisilp's success story inspires the Thai community to persevere in this economy and encourages people to follow their creativity in developing their own business.
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