57 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 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.

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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 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.

    Trader Joe's Spectacular Summertime Shopping List

    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
    Cherries
    Dill Pickle Mustard
    Horchata Ice Cream
    Jalapeño Lime Crunch
    Jalapeño Limeade
    Nectarines
    Peaches
    Pineapple Sparkling Water
    Seasoning in a Pickle
    Seedless Watermelons
    Sparkling Pineapple Juice Beverage
    Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette
    Ube Ice Cream
    Ube Spread
    Watermelon & Peach Macarons
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    • 22 min
    How to Make a Trader Joe's, Part One

    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.
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    • 26 min
    How to Make a Trader Joe's, Part Two

    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!
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    • 17 min
    Trader Joe's Product Hacks, The Sequel

    Trader Joe's Product Hacks, The Sequel

    What’s the difference between a “hack” and a “recipe”? We honestly have no idea, but whether you call them “hacks” or “recipes,” we have some more to share. We heard from customers and Crew Members from around the country about fun, easy, delicious ways to enjoy so many Trader Joe’s products. A sweet use for pizza dough? Yes! Scallion pancakes as taco shells? Yes, please! A cake made with sparkling fruit juice? Excuse us while we head to the kitchen. We have some hacking to do… #traderjoesproducthacks
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    Cinnamon Monkey Bread Pizza Dough Hack
    As this is more of a hack than a recipe, think of these as guidelines rather than hard and fast rules. A little more of this, a little less of that… it’s gonna be good!
    Ingredients:
    1 ball of fresh pizza dough 1 cup of brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 stick of salted butter, melted (Optional but recommended: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract) Instructions:
    Remove dough from refrigerator 20-30 minutes before use and place on a lightly floured surface Preheat your oven to 350ºF Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in one bowl Pour the melted stick of butter into a separate bowl, mix in vanilla extract (optional) Divide dough into 1-inch round pieces – roll dough balls first in melted butter then in the cinnamon sugar mixture Layer coated dough balls in a lightly greased 9x5 loaf pan (can be doubled to fill a larger Bundt pan) Bake in the oven at 350ºF for 30-40min or until lightly browned and cooked through Let cool at least 15 minutes but best served when still warm To serve, flip the loaf pan on top of your serving platter of choice    

    • 25 min
    Fall for Trader Joe's Autumn Extravaganza

    Fall for Trader Joe's Autumn Extravaganza

    Autumn is in the air… and your neighborhood Trader Joe’s is filled with the finest that fall has to offer – for a limited time, of course! In the mood for maple? Marvelous. Craving caramel apples and cinnamon rolls? What a coincidence; so are we! Sweet on squash? Super. Pining for pumpkin? Perfect timing! Listen in to the latest episode of Inside Trader Joe’s for all this and a gathering of wine, beer, and spirits that will lift the spirit of any gathering.
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    • 26 min
    ICYMI: Why Did Trader Joe's Discontinue My Favorite Product?

    ICYMI: Why Did Trader Joe's Discontinue My Favorite Product?

    Ever walk into your neighborhood TJ’s to find your favorite product is no longer on the shelf? It happens to us, too! A big part of shopping at Trader Joe’s is finding new things to love, and because our stores are small, making room for those new favorites means some old standbys may have to make way. Tune in to the latest in our series of bite-sized episodes, ITJ ICYMI, to get the scoop.
     
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

koukla923 ,

Please never end podcast.

You are both wonderful, as are the products, your teams, and essentially the entire Trader Joe’s vibe. Thank you for this gift of a podcast!

some unique name ,

Great, fun, informative and entertaining

This podcast is free and worth every penny! As a Trader Joe's fan, I’m truly enjoying every minute of these podcasts. It's fun to hear the enthusiasm of everyone who works at TJ's both in the stores and corporate. If I had a TJ's nearby, I would want to work there as a retirement job. This is one of the best produced podcasts I listen to. Production quality right up there with NPR!

aewfan1027 ,

Carolina GOLD!!!

I’m so happy they brought back the Carolina gold potato chips and don’t even get me started with the bbq sauce it’s Pure Gold!!. It definitely lives up to its name!!

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