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Trader Joe's: We're Keeping Ethnic Food Names After All

Chain seems to do 180 after teen's petition to change branding she said was offensive

(Newser) - A California teen's petition to get Trader Joe's to change the branding on some of its international food items looked like it hit home with the grocery chain, but after hinting on a phaseout, management seems to be backtracking on that plan. Briones Bedell has noted some of...

Asked to Wear Masks, Guys Instead Start Trader Joe's Brawl

Numerous charges stem from July 14 assault at Manhattan store

(Newser) - Eight employees of a Trader Joe's in New York City were reportedly injured in a confrontation with two men who refused to wear masks. Employees had asked the men to leave the Manhattan store on East 32nd Street around 8:50pm on July 14 as they weren't following...

Petition: Trader Joe's, Remove 'Racist' Branding

A California high school senior is demanding change at the popular American chain

(Newser) - An online petition is demanding that Trader Joe's remove "racist branding" from so-called ethnic foods like "Trader Ming's" and "Arabian Joe"—and even reconsider its store name, USA Today reports. "The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of '...

The 'Joe' Behind Trader Joe's Dead at 89
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Trader Joe's Founder Dead at 89

Joe Coulombe, who started quirky grocery store chain, died after a long illness

(Newser) - Joe Coulombe, the "Joe" behind the Trader Joe's name, died Friday at the age of 89 at his home in Pasadena, Calif. His son Joseph confirmed his death after a long illness to the New York Times and Los Angeles Times . Coulombe had been the owner of a...

Speed Is a Perk at America's Favorite Grocery Store

It also touts a 'rich private brand offering'

(Newser) - "Your neighborhood grocery store" is also your favorite, according to dunnhumby's second annual Retailer Preference Index . Some 7,000 US households were surveyed on 56 of the largest grocery stores to find out which have the top mix of financial performance and consumer emotional attachment. Consumers—who reported...

2 Big Names Come Through for 'Shamed' Cosby Show Actor

Geoffrey Owens reportedly to act in 10 episodes of Tyler Perry show; Nicki Minaj wants to donate $25K

(Newser) - The swelling tide of well wishes for the Cosby Show actor who was job-shamed by multiple media outlets may have just turned into something more lucrative. Sources tell TMZ that Geoffrey Owens has accepted a job offer by filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that the...

LAPD Makes This Fatal Error for First Time in 13 Years

Officers fatally shot a woman who was being held by a man wielding a knife

(Newser) - Dramatic video released Tuesday shows Los Angeles officers fatally shooting a man and the woman he was holding with a knife to her throat, the first of two recent killings of hostages or bystanders as police tried to stop attackers. Officers opened fire outside a church after the man began...

Before LA Standoff, a Feud With Grandma Over Girlfriend

Trader Joe's hostage situation stemmed from domestic situation: suspect's cousin

(Newser) - A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday. Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot his grandmother several times...

Suspect ID'd in Deadly Trader Joe's Shootout

The incident left the store manager dead

(Newser) - A 28-year-old man has been named by authorities in Los Angeles as the gunman in a shootout and kidnapping that ended with an hours-long grocery store stand-off and the death of an employee. Per the LA Times , the LAPD named Gene Atkins as the suspect. Officer Drake Madison told the...

Woman Killed in Hostage Standoff at Trader Joe's

Man in custody after shooting grandmother, car chase, gun battle, taking hostages

(Newser) - A California domestic dispute spiraled out of control Saturday, ending with the death of a complete stranger. Police say that an unidentified 28-year-old male got in a fight with his grandmother, shot her at least seven times, then forced another female into the grandmother's Toyota and fled, reports the...

Serial Robbers Might Be Targeting Trader Joe's

California police investigating several recent cases

(Newser) - A series of armed robberies targeting Trader Joe's locations in Southern California has police suspecting serial assailants. At least seven armed robberies have occurred at Trader Joe's stores in the region in recent months, including four in Los Angeles, per the Los Angeles Times . Stores in Long Beach,...

Trader Joe's Kale Came With Nasty Surprise

'Lizards are not the green I was looking for'

(Newser) - "Lizards are not the green I was looking for," says a Trader Joe's shopper in Washington, DC, who got quite the shock Tuesday when she found a dead lizard inside her bag of pre-washed kale. "It was a back and forth between denial and horror,"...

Nationwide Veggie Recall Now Includes Target, Walmart

Listeria was detected in sample from Calif. supplier

(Newser) - Salad mixes and other "minimally processed" vegetable products from a California supplier have been recalled at outlets across the US out of what Mann Packing says is an "abundance of caution." The supplier voluntarily recalled the products, which have "best if used by" dates of Oct....

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That Trader Joe's Snack May Be More Familiar Than You Think

PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, or other big brand names might be behind your favorite TJ items

(Newser) - If you've ever eaten a Trader Joe's product and thought, "Huh, this tastes almost exactly like the brand-name version of the same product," you're probably right. Brands—including, in some cases, major ones like PepsiCo—often supply their products to Trader Joe's, which then...

Trader Joe's Wine Is Less Than $3 a Bottle for a Reason

Lower quality grapes and mass production help

(Newser) - When Charles Shaw wines first debuted at Trader Joe's in 2002, they lived up to the name "Two Buck Chuck," costing just $1.99 a bottle. And yes, plenty of critics call the wine undrinkable and worse, even accusing parent company Bronco Wine of not removing such...

America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Publix, Wegmans top Marketforce's list

(Newser) - Aldi doesn't need a $1.6 billion revamp to best competitor Whole Foods—at least when it comes to Americans' opinions. Aldi comes in at the No. 5 spot on Marketforce 's list of America’s favorite grocery stores, with Whole Foods at No. 10. Marketforce polled nearly...

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...

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...

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...

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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