By THOMAS ROBERG, UConn Journalism
December 14, 2019
Trader Joe’s was established in 1958, and since then has grown to almost 500 stores nationally. It has gained a cult-like following from its customers. In this podcast, I take a first-time shopper there to get groceries, and explore the brands eccentricities. In fact, the store only sells about 4,000 products, as opposed to a traditional grocery store that sells around 50,000.
Here’s the full story about Pirate Joe’s in Canada:
Check back for the next episode, where I’ll be reviewing another popular chain; Whole Foods.
Thomas is a senior at the University of Connecticut studying Journalism. He has been shopping at Trader Joe’s since one opened in Manchester in 2018. Only about 25 minutes from UConn, Thomas quickly became a fan of the store.
TOP IMAGE: Trader Joe’s storefront by Sikander Iqbal, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikipedia