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 537 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 50,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. Every episode takes you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.
Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Hungry for all the new and exciting stuff coming to your neighborhood store? Let's go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.
Episode 56: Inside the Trader Joe's Captains' Meeting 2022
Aloha shirts as far as the eye can see, new products for everyone to taste, and So. Much. Energy! It’s the Trader Joe’s Annual Captains’ Meeting, and you have a front row seat, so to speak. Have a listen to find out about our plans for the future, the return of Demo (yes!), your store Captain’s favorite product, and what the heck is a Golden Potsticker Award!
Golden Potsticker Award Winners:
Store # Location 8 Fresno, CA 26 Hillcrest, San Diego, CA 46 Orange, CA 59 Santa Barbara, CA 82 Reno, NV 85 Glendale, AZ 100 San Francisco, CA 101 Fairfield, CA 135 Queen Anne Hill, WA 164 Spokane (North), WA 167 Albuquerque, NM 211 Templeton, CA 215 West Los Angeles, CA 249 San Juan Capistrano, CA 250 USC, CA 284 Summerlin (West), NV 404 Fort Worth, TX 460 Tulsa, OK 510 Boston (Back Bay), MA 519 Portland, ME 552 Oceanside, NY 559 Staten Island, NY 571 Bridgemarket, NY 637 Media, PA 654 Centreville, VA 657 Willamsburg, VA 663 Knoxville, TN 678 Ann Arbor, MI 685 La Grange, IL 692 Brentwood, MO 715 Woodbury, MN 735 Buckhead, GA 744 Charlotte (Midtown), NC 781 Coral Gables, FL
Episode 57: Trader Joe's Wine Wonderings
Wine makes people nervous. We get it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Like the rest of your TJ’s shopping experience, we think buying wine should be a fun and feel like an adventure. So, when you go to your neighborhood Trader Joe’s looking for a bottle of wine, and you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for… don’t panic! There are knowledgeable Crew Members there who can help. They taste the wines, they know which wines taste great with which foods, and they’re always happy to make suggestions. We had the opportunity to chat with a couple of those folks, who shared bunches of information about how we approach wine at Trader Joe’s. Have a listen, then head to your TJ’s and find the ideal bottle of vino for that party next weekend, a gift for a special someone, or dinner tonight!
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Trader Joe's Holiday Shopping List
Chestnuts (roasting on an open fire)? Check. Peppermint Hold the Cones? Check. Cedar Balsam Candles? Check. And check. This is a big, bold holiday season shopping list episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, filled with the fun and festive fare you count on us to deliver. Join us as we peruse the aisles and take a foray through the freezers, finding returning favorites and some exciting new discoveries along the way. What’s that? Carolers at the door? Check.
Looking Forward, Looking Back, with Trader Joe's
Phew! What a year! The end of one year, the start of another… there’s a reason folks get reflective at this time of year. Trader Joe’s is no different, as it turns out. In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we’re looking back at the year that was, and forward, to the year ahead. Stores have opened, Crew Members have been hired – and promoted! – and millions of meals have been shared with our neighbors… We’re excited about what’s to come, and we look forward to seeing you at your neighborhood TJ’s in 2023!
Trader Joe's 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards
We’ve tallied the votes (all 18,000+ of them!), and the winners of the 14th Annual Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards have been decided. When it comes to sweets and desserts, what takes the cake? What’s the favorite for folks feeling snacky? And what do you love most overall when you walk our aisles? On this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we’re announcing this year’s winners, and shining a light on some old favorites being honored in a whole new way.
ICYMI: What's Up With Trader Joe's Parking Lots
If there’s a question we get more than “When are all the holiday products coming back?” it’s definitely “What’s up with your parking lots?” We get it. They’re small. Which kind of makes sense when you think about it. Which we do. A lot. Tune in to the latest in our series of bite-sized episodes, ITJ ICYMI, to find out everything you ever wanted to know (and let’s be honest, probably a whole lot more) about Trader Joe’s parking lots.
Love the store but…..
Please get synthetic and fake fragrances out of your beauty products. We want to be able to shop in ALL section of the store but the fragrance loophole in beauty products stops me. Thanks
Ding Ding Ding!
Tremendously informative podcast that highlights Trader Joe’s culture, mission, and products. Tara and Matt are engaging and share the stage with TJ employees, suppliers l, and (less frequently) customers. It’s a good day when a new episode drops.
Tara Miller - SHUT UP
Always shutting guests down- Clock Watcher
Where are you going???? Especially the “crew”
Matt is great - cool calm collected - voice & manner is fantastic - he explains- sku - ubc - vertical purple people movers - thank you Tara move on - give it a break - count to ten - Matt keep it going your demeanor and caring voice says it all !!!!!!