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Trader Joe's: 'We Urge You to Discard' This Product

Grocery chain recalls Mango Tangerine Scented Candle with 'larger than expected flame'

(Newser) - It probably smells quite lovely, but is the possibility of getting singed (or worse) worth it? Trader Joe's has decided the answer is no when it comes to its Mango Tangerine Scented Candle , which the grocery store chain has now recalled due to a "safety risk." The...

Trader Joe's Hasn't Upped Cost of This in 20 Years—Until Now
Trader Joe's: Sorry, Everyone,
We Had No Choice on This

Trader Joe's: Sorry, Everyone, We Had No Choice on This

Grocery chain increases price of single banana from 19 cents to 23 cents, first bump since 2001

(Newser) - Trader Joe's has been selling bananas for 19 cents apiece since the George W. Bush administration, but staffers are now changing up the fruit's price tags. It's not quite a Lucille Bluth-level bump , but the grocery chain will now be hawking individual bananas for 23 cents each...

$2.99 Trader Joe's Totes Going for a Lot More on eBay

After quickly selling out, the canvas bags are being resold at a huge markup

(Newser) - The newest viral collectable is a humble canvas tote bag from Trader Joe's that can fit about a dozen apples inside. And like its older must-have sibling, the Stanley Cup , people are cashing in on the craze after the limited-edition bags sold out immediately upon hitting shelves in February,...

Trader Joe's Recalls 5 products in 4 weeks

Throw packages away, company advises

(Newser) - Trader Joe's has issued another recall of a product that might contain a foreign object—this time, metal. Multigrain Crackers with Sunflower and Flax Seeds joins four other recalls in the past four weeks, WGN reports. The packages affected carry "best if used by" stamped dates from 03/01/24...

Trader Joe's Cookie Recall: They're Way Too Crunchy

Two products may contain rocks

(Newser) - Trader Joe's is recalling two cookie products—because they may contain rocks. The recall impacts Trader Joe's Almond Windmill Cookies and Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies with "sell by" dates ranging from October 17, 2023 to October 21, 2023. According to Trader Joe'...

You Can Nibble on Free Samples at Trader Joe's Again

However, those little cups of coffee will not be available

(Newser) - After a pandemic pause, Trader Joe’s announced that it will once again offer free, in-store food samples, per CNN Business. It came as welcome news to the grocery chain’s fans on social media, including TikTok, where one post with an inspiring soundtrack and a spoonful of free granola...

The Man Who Brought Us Two Buck Chuck Is Dead
Founder of
Two Buck Chuck Dies

Founder of Two Buck Chuck Dies

'At the end, we all have an expiration date,' said Fred Franzia, who died at 79

(Newser) - The man who turned "Two Buck Chuck" into an American phenomenon is dead. Fred Franzia, co-founder of Bronco Wine Company, died early Tuesday at his home in California with family by his side, according to a letter sent to Bronco employees, per Wine Spectator . A cause of death wasn'...

Trader Joe's Name Was Picked for a Specific Reason

CNN digs into Joe Coulombe's brainchild

(Newser) - Even Trader Joe's devotees might not know this part of the grocery store's origin: It was indeed started by a man named Joe. CNN reports that LA convenience store owner Joe Coulombe saw an opportunity to cater to travel-minded shoppers who had a taste for more sophisticated items...

Trader Joe's Quickly Follows CDC's Lead

Stores won't require masks for vaccinated shoppers, while other chains deliberate

(Newser) - One day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidance on wearing masks, Trader Joe's changed with it. The specialty grocer said Friday that shoppers who are fully vaccinated won't have to wear masks anymore in its stores, USA Today reports. The chain, which won'...

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
Trader Joe's
Dead at 89

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,...

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