21 episodes

From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 490 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 43,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. For the first time, our Captains (store managers) and Crew Members (employees) are taking you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.
Go inside:
* A private Tasting Panel, where decisions are made about new Trader Joe’s products.
* A wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, California, looking for great wines and great values.
* An overseas adventure, where new Trader Joe’s flavors are discovered.
* The mind of Joe himself to find out why the Crew Members wear Hawaiian shirts.
* The values that make Trader Joe’s so different.

Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.

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From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 490 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 43,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. For the first time, our Captains (store managers) and Crew Members (employees) are taking you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.
Go inside:
* A private Tasting Panel, where decisions are made about new Trader Joe’s products.
* A wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, California, looking for great wines and great values.
* An overseas adventure, where new Trader Joe’s flavors are discovered.
* The mind of Joe himself to find out why the Crew Members wear Hawaiian shirts.
* The values that make Trader Joe’s so different.

Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.

    Episode 20: Cheese, Cheese, and More Cheese with Trader Joe's

    Episode 20: Cheese, Cheese, and More Cheese with Trader Joe's

    In this episode, we take you on a journey through the world of cheese, going around the globe and back again to your neighborhood Trader Joe’s. We spend some time with an English cheesemaker, we talk with a local TJ’s Crew Member who loves cheese as much as we do, and we learn about which wines pair best with certain cheeses, and we find out about a few special cheeses you’ll find in our stores during the holiday season.

    • 26 min
    Episode 19: The Holiday Show

    Episode 19: The Holiday Show

    The holidays are finally here! We pine for this season all year long. In this episode, we’ll introduce you to some of the new delights you’ll find in your neighborhood Trader Joe’s this holiday season, we’ll learn about some of our Crew’s holiday traditions, we’ll get some table-scaping advice from our resident flowers and plants authority, and we’ll share some songs in the spirit of the season… as only Trader Joe’s could present them!

    • 28 min
    Episode 18: Our Spice Trade

    Episode 18: Our Spice Trade

    Whether you're shopping for staple spices or in search of the next big thing, the spice section at Trader Joe's is the place to be. In this episode of Inside Trader Joe's, we take you on a journey through our own spice trade. Along the way, we'll learn a bit about everything from garlic to cinnamon, and Everything But The Bagel to... well, have a listen to find out what's coming next.

    • 23 min
    Episode 17: Live from the Annual Captains' Meeting

    Episode 17: Live from the Annual Captains' Meeting

    In this episode, we come to you live (well, we recorded it live) from the Trader Joe’s Annual Captains Meeting. Every year, we gather every Captain from every Trader Joe’s across the country together, to let them know where we’re going, say thanks for all the great things that have happened over the last year, and to give them some useful info to bring back to their stores. We’ll hear about some delicious new products (even for pets!) coming soon, and we’ll have a little fun with our Captains alon

    • 17 min
    Episode 16: Produce

    Episode 16: Produce

    We’re digging deep into the world of Produce. We spend loads of time thinking about Produce, so all you have to think about is what looks good when you walk into your neighborhood Trader Joe’s. We find out what it takes to ensure every one of our 488 stores gets the best produce we can find, from all around the world; we talk packaging, and steps we’re taking to reduce our produce packaging; and we’ll answer the burning question… what’s more popular, fruit or veggies?

    • 23 min
    Episode 15: You Asked. We Answered.

    Episode 15: You Asked. We Answered.

    In this episode, we’re tackling the questions YOU asked. From the pretty straightforward “How do you decide what to sell?” and “How do you know what your customers want?” to the more philosophical “Why don’t you have WiFi?” and “Why not sell your products online?” We collected your questions and gathered some super knowledgeable Crew Members to help us answer them. Tune in to find out, once and for all, why we don’t carry diapers, and why we do plan to keep introducing limited availabi

    • 25 min

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