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Trader Joe's Battle With Canadian Copycat Isn't Over

Appeals court says trademark suit can continue

(Newser) - The "renegade" grocery store bringing Canadians a taste of Trader Joe's might be in jeopardy once again: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a 2013 lawsuit the US grocery store brought against Pirate Joe's —a Vancouver, BC, store run by Michael Hallatt, who buys... More »

Inside a Millennial Grocery: Tablets, TeaBot, No Deli Guy

No need to leave your air guitar at the door at 365 by Whole Foods Market

(Newser) - After three straight quarters of sales declines, Whole Foods is hoping a trendy new store format will lure millennials—and people of a "millennial mind-set," as the New Yorker was informed—away from competitors like Aldi and Trader Joe's. It's called "365 by Whole Foods... More »

These Are America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Trader Joe's has lost its crown

(Newser) - A new survey of 10,000 people conducted by Market Force has determined America's favorite grocery stores. Wegmans took the top spot—which had been dominated by Trader Joe's in recent years—after not even making the list in 2015. Market Force says the results are proof that... More »

Trader Joe's Recalls Pistachios Over Salmonella

Other brand names affected, too

(Newser) - A big pistachio recall is underway after 11 people in several states were sickened by salmonella, reports CBS News . Trader Joe's is among those affected, recalling the following products:
  • Trader Joe's Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pistachios (UPC 0007 9990)
  • Trader Joe's Dry Roasted & Salted Pistachios (UPC
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Trader Joe's Accused of Stealing a Popular Cookie

'Malicious and calculated to injure Pepperidge Farm'

(Newser) - In news that broke Friday—shattering the innocence of National Cookie Day —Pepperidge Farm is suing Trader Joe's over alleged cookie trademark infringement. Pepperidge Farm claims the grocery chain's Crispy Cookies are too similar to its Milano cookies, which it started selling in 1956 and registered a... More »

Calif. Man Pulls Off Good Deed Before His Death

Matthew Jackson, 28, paid for a mom's groceries day before he died in car wreck

(Newser) - A declined credit card, not enough cash to pay a $200 grocery bill, a long line of annoyed customers behind you, and a crying baby. It's enough to make most parents want to sink into the floor, and probably how Jamie-Lynne Knighten felt one night earlier this month at... More »

Open in Boston: Supermarket Selling Old Food

Non-profit Daily Table sells healthy but aging food at low prices

(Newser) - A non-profit grocery store opened in Boston yesterday with an interesting premise: Collect food that would otherwise go to waste because it was near its sell-by date and sell it to people at low prices. Daily Table, the brainchild of former Trader Joe’s chief Doug Rauch, opened its doors... More »

America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Trader Joe's takes the cake ... or the Speculoos Cookie Butter

(Newser) - America's most beloved grocery store is once again Trader Joe's. That's the conclusion of Market Force Information , which surveyed 7,200 people on 14 grocery chains. It's the third consecutive year Trader Joe's has taken the top spot, with Publix once again nipping at its... More »

Why That Rotisserie Chicken Is So Cheap

Stores wisely cook up birds about to hit their expiration date: Megan McArdle

(Newser) - Those who like chicken might have noticed a seemingly weird quirk in the grocery store: It's generally cheaper to buy a fully cooked rotisserie chicken than to buy a raw chicken and prepare it yourself at home, writes Megan McArdle at Bloomberg View . Cooking food yourself is typically cheaper,... More »

Costco, Trader Joe's Peaches, Plums Recalled

California packing company says it has fixed the listeria risk

(Newser) - Watch out for those plums and peaches: A California packing company has recalled fruit sent to big stores around the country after internal testing revealed possible listeria contamination. The recall affects whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums, and pluots sent to stores, including Costco, Trader Joe'... More »

America's Best Grocery Store Is ... Not Trader Joe's

Aldi is well-priced, efficient, and oh-so German: Rebecca Schuman

(Newser) - Ever try out the grocery chain Aldi? And if so, how did you like the deposit for a checkout cart and cardboard boxes instead of shelves? Rebecca Schuman was certainly enthralled, writing at Slate that it's "the best grocery store in America." Sure it's only in... More »

90 Tons of Salad Recalled

Trader Joe's affected after 26 people sickened with E. coli

(Newser) - More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to its products, federal health officials said yesterday. Glass Onion Catering is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds... More »

Trader Joe's Loses Battle With Canada's 'Pirate Joe's'

Reseller no threat to chain, judge decides

(Newser) - Trader Joe's has lost a legal battle against one of its biggest-spending customers: A Canadian who brings the chain's goods across the border and sells them at his "Pirate Joe's" store. A judge in Washington state ruled that Vancouver resident Michael Hallatt was doing no economic... More »

New Store Will Specialize in ... Expired Food

From the former president of Trader Joe's

(Newser) - Trader Joe's has made a profitable business out of repackaging regular supermarket food in cooler boxes and selling it in funkier surrounds. Now the company's former president wants to do the same thing for ... expired food, reports NPR . A new report has found that 40% of America's... More »

Trader Joe's Shifting Some Part-Timers to ObamaCare

Those under 30 hours will use insurance exchanges next year

(Newser) - ObamaCare just became very real for some Trader Joe's employees. Part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week will no longer be covered by the company plan starting next year—instead, they will pick their insurance policy from the exchanges being created under the Affordable Care Act, reports... More »

Whole Foods, Stop & Shop Join Peanut Butter Recall

List of affected products reaches 101

(Newser) - A national peanut butter recall just keeps growing, with stores from Whole Foods to Target to Stop & Shop now affected—and it's not just peanut butter that's causing salmonella concerns. Sunland, the company behind the recall, is adding cashew butter, blanched and roasted peanut products, and tahini... More »

76 Products Added to Peanut Butter Recall

Sunland adds a variety of nut butters, other foodstuffs in salmonella scare

(Newser) - It turns out the Trader Joe's peanut butter recall was just the tip of the iceberg. Sunland, the New Mexico-based company that produces Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, today expanded the recall to include 76 different products, the LA Times reports. Most are other peanut butter... More »

Trader Joe's Recalls Its House Peanut Butter

They say it's out of an 'abundance of caution'

(Newser) - Trader Joe's is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was announced on the company's website. No specific lot numbers are available. Officials with the specialty grocery chain said they... More »

Trader Joe's: The Biggest Small Store

Inside the company that's winning over customers

(Newser) - Green eaters will probably be dismayed to hear that Trader Joe’s, that enclave of cage-free eggs and organic veggies, also sells pita chips…made by FritoLay. But that’s the most damning revelation in Fortune ’s look at the company, which has managed to maintain its “neighborhood... More »

He Wants to Be the 'Two Buck Chuck' of Pot

Entrepreneur wants to transform marijuana growing

(Newser) - Jeff Wilcox is set to become pot's first great entrepreneur. The California businessman has convinced the Oakland city council to allow the construction of factory-style marijuana farms, aimed at producing decent-quality bud at below-average prices. For now, Wilcox is filling a niche in the local medical marijuana market. But he... More »

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