Trader Joe's Company

Headquarters: 800 South Shamrock Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

Phone: 626-599-3700


Brands: Charles Shaw, Trader Joe's, Trader Jose's, Trader Giotto's, Trader Ming's, Trader Darwin's

Company Description Edit

Trader Joe's is a grocery store chain with over 300 locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The company offers upscale packaged foods, health fare, organic produce and nutritional supplements at discount prices. The company is most renowned for its line of over 2,000 private-label products including beverages, snacks, prepared foods and frozen foods.

Company History Edit

Trader Joe's began as a small chain of convenient stores called Pronto Markets in 1958. In 1967, the company's founder, Joe Coulombe, changed the name to Trader Joes. In 1979, the company was bought by German billionaires Karl and Theo Albrecht, owners of the ALDI chain.