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Trader Joe's Company
Industry Retail (grocery)
  • 1958; 65 years ago (1958) as Pronto Markets
  • 1967 (1967) as Trader Joe's
  • Pasadena, California, US
Founder Joe Coulombe
Headquarters ,
Number of locations
474 (as of 12 October  2017 (2017 -10-12)) 503 (2019)
Key people
Dan Bane (Chairman & CEO)
Products Private label staple foods, organic foods and specialty products
Revenue IncreaseUS$13.3 billion (FY 2017)
Number of employees
10,001 (2019)
Parent Aldi Nord

Trader Joe's is an American chain of grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. By 2015, it was a competitor in "fresh format" grocery stores in the United States.

By November 2019, Trader Joe's had over 503 stores nationwide in 42 states and Washington, D.C.

The first Trader Joe's store was opened by founder Joe Coulombe in 1967 in Pasadena, California. It was owned by German entrepreneur Theo Albrecht from 1979 until his death in 2010, when ownership passed to his heirs.

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