Trader Joe's is a chain of specialty grocery stores selling quality products labeled mainly with their own brand.
All about Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's is a chain of grocery stores that has both your typical grocery store items as well as products from around the world that you won't find at your average supermarket. The stores are headquartered in southern California, but there are Trader Joe's locations in 41 states, plus Washington, D.C.
There are ots of ways you can save money at Trader Joe's. One of them is by checking out their weekly Fearless Flyer, which features the items that are on special that week. You can also sign up for their newsletter, which gives you a sneak peek at the Trader Joe's weekly ad. And don't forget to save them to your favorite stores here in Tiendeo so you'll always have the latest deals right at the tip of your fingers!
The history of Trader Joe's
Founded in 1958 as a convenience store named Pronto Market, founder Joe Coulombe shifted gears when he realized his store was too similar to the already popular 7-Eleven chain. In 1967, the first store that was called Trader Joe's was opened in Pasedena, California.
The company was bought and expanded beyond California. Between 1990 and 2001, they managed to quintuple the number of Trader Joe's locations, and earn ten times more profits, too. Today, it's one of the top retailers in the country and has over 460 stores nationwide.
Trader Joe's: Not your typical grocery store
The majority of Trader Joe’s stores are located in California with a concentration in southern California. A typical grocery store houses around 50,000 different items. Not Trader Joe’s, though. They only carry about 4,000, 80% of which are labeled with their own brand. These exclusive items include gourmet, organic, vegetarian, and unusual frozen food. Also included are imported foods, imported and domestic wine and beer, and non-food products like household cleaners, vitamins, plants, pet food, and personal hygiene.
The private company prides themselves on the quality of the products that are on their shelves. On their website, there are inspiring and unique recipe ideas. You will not be able to buy any products off of the web though. Nor will you find coupons, discounts, membership cards, etc. This is because their items are at already low prices. They want you to consider every item already on sale at all times. Local product availability does change however, and that’s where we come in to help.
Check us out for what’s available at Trader Joe’s in your hometown.