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 538 (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.
Trader Joe's Spectacular Summertime Shopping List
Summertime… and the shopping is delicious… It really is. Our shelves are stocked with returning favorites like Jalapeño Limeade and Dill Pickle Mustard, plus exciting new arrivals like Jalapeño Lime Crunch and Seasoning in a (Dill) Pickle (we’re sensing a theme here). Discover a new favorite while you’re listening? Make haste to your neighborhood Trader Joe’s, because like the season itself, many of these summertime products will only be around for a limited time. Check out the whole list:
Brazil Nut Body Scrub
Cashew Butter Cashews
Dill Pickle Mustard
Horchata Ice Cream
Jalapeño Lime Crunch
Pineapple Sparkling Water
Seasoning in a Pickle
Sparkling Pineapple Juice Beverage
Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette
Ube Ice Cream
Watermelon & Peach Macarons
How to Make a Trader Joe's, Part One
Fade in on an empty building. Four walls, some windows, not much else. How does that empty space become a bustling neighborhood grocery store? It’s a good story, and one that involves a whole bunch of hard-working, super talented people. In Part One, we’ll talk to the folks who find the perfect location and the folks who get stuff built. We also get to chat with some Crew Members getting the store ready to welcome their neighbors. It’s a lot of work, and these folks are having a great time doing it. Have a listen, and look out for Part Two, coming next week to a podcast app near you.
How to Make a Trader Joe's, Part Two
That empty building from Part One? It’s a whole lot less empty now. Crew Members are working hard, designing the look of the store – spoiler alert, it looks like its neighborhood! – from wall murals to shelf signs, stocking shelves with your favorite TJ’s products (and some new stuff you haven’t seen yet), and establishing relationships with community organizations focused on ending hunger, so when we open, we’re ready to be a neighborhood store in every possible way. We have a great Crew, in a fantastic location… so let’s open those doors on the Trader Joe’s in Parker, Colorado! Whew!
13th Annual Trader Joe's Customer Choice Awards
It’s awards season, and time for our products to walk the red carpet. The votes have been counted, and on this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, all the winners are revealed. Favorite Entree? Check. Vegan and Vegetarian faves? Check. Favorite Overall? Check. It. Out. Listen in to find out if your favorite is a winner, or just honored to be nominated!
Trader Joe's Designs Delicious
In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we get to chat with the folks who design the packages and labels for your favorite Trader Joe’s products, as well as one of the people who makes sure all the information on that package or label is accurate. Ever wonder where the inspiration for the design on the Instant Cold Brew Coffee jar came from? Whose pets are on the treat packages? Or who the heck decides what a serving size is? This, podcast friends, is the episode for you!
Spring Has Sprung at Trader Joe's
Everyone loves a list, right? And if that list leads to deliciousness, then even better. Right? Yes. This episode of Inside Trader Joe’s delivers a shopping list packed with some of our favorite offerings for the season. From sparkling tea to serious wine, and custard tarts to truffle crunchies, spring is in full bloom in every aisle… Listen in and you’re sure to have a spring in your step as you spring into action and spring forward to your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.
Video Link: How to Build a Choc-uterie Dessert Board
Sour Cream & Onion Rings Fancy Cheese Crunchies Spring Cupcake Mix Organic Poppyseed Dressing Grapefruit Scented Candle Retinol Night Serum When Life Gives You Lemons Make Ice Cream Portuguese Custard Tarts 4 Cheese Pastry Rolls Springle Jangle Ricotta and Lemon Zest Ravioli Grain Free Cheeseburger Dog Treats Sparkling White Tea w/ Pomegranate Trader Joe's Reserve Oak Knoll Merlot Trader Joe's Reserve Edna Valley Pinot Noir
UPTOWN NEW ORLEANS STORE
I love listening to Matt and Tara! As an avid TJ’s fan and shopper, it’s fun hearing the inside scoop on products and stores. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING UPTOWN NEW ORLEANS A STORE!!!!!!
Please decrease single-use plastic packaging
Trader Joe’s can take meaningful steps right now to decrease single-use plastic packaging, including:
-Selling fruits and vegetables without plastic clamshells, bags, wrappers, and trays.
-Offering dry goods like beans, rice, flour, pasta, cereal, coffee, tea, spices, salt, sugar, and more in bulk and allowing customers to bring their own reusable containers to fill.
-Offering personal care and cleaning items like shampoo, moisturizer, laundry powder, and dish soap in bulk and allowing customers to bring their own reusable containers to fill.
-Switching all storebrand product packaging to cardboard, paper, glass, and aluminum where offering items in bulk is not an option; and selecting namebrand products that are packaged in non-plastic alternatives.
Progress is possible. Please reduce your use of single-use plastics packaging.
We’re FINALLY Living close a Trader Joe’s WOOHOO!!
I really enjoyed hearing about what it takes to open one of your stores.
I’ve been in love with Trader Joe’s since 1999 when my future wife introduced me to them in Southern California. Biggest problem was I was in Eastern Washington state at the time. Over the last 23 years, we’ve gone from none close by until they opened in St Louis, MO, but still a 30 minute drive, to a 3-4 hour drive up to Albuquerque. We’ve just moved into the Parker area and we so ecstatic to hear about that one opening soon! Fortunately we were both off for your GRAND OPENING, we could’ve been first in line, we were there so early.
Ps. I’m hoping you can get the Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce! We just used up the last bottle we bought at one of your stores in Albuquerque on some chicken potstickers we bought at this store. It’s GREAT for these and egg rolls! I’ll bring the empty bottle by so you can get the Code