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Can you find a more friendly shop with atmosphere than trader Joe?
Staff and cows
The cashier's Bell? Doubtful.
The store feels like a quirky neighborhood hanging out to the maximum --
Despite sam from India and lime from Thailandand-
Chili cashew nuts run by a large international group.
But Joe's not the corner grocery store.
The chain sells about $8 billion worth of groceries each year, as much as Whole Foods.
Trader Joe's currently has 344 stores in the United States. S.
Owned by the German family of Albrecht.
Fortune magazine calls it "the mysterious private family ". ” (
The company was reluctant to comment on the matter. )
Joe's, each trader, carries about 4,000 products that don't look as much in stock as planned.
They are collected by buyers of Trader Joe who travel around the world looking for the latest and best-
Pricing of organic products, as well as those adjusted for American taste.
Here are the six best: 1.
From Valrhona and Toblerone chocolates to sweets in Belgium and Switzerland, businessman Joe's chocolates come from all over the worldto-earth prices.
Valrhona bar for up to $4.
Elsewhere, 99 tickets can be bought at trading Joe for just $2. 99.
None of the branded bars contain any artificial spices or preservatives, even cheaper.
Joe's chocolate chips ($2. 29 for a 12-ounce bag)
It is a particularly good purchase: in the taste test of 12 brands on the gourmet website series.
They beat Ghirardelli and Hershey.
One dollar less per bag. 2.
Angie Zimmerman, author of The Guide to flowers for your own hands-on wedding, creator of the video blog flower arrangement, said that Trader Joe's flowers are of high quality, the price is even better than her wholesale price in the local flower market.
That said, Joe's, a businessman in Los Angeles, recently sold five white hydrangea flowers for $5. 99, almost two-
In less than three miles away, there are less than a dozen people in their thirties.
Zimmerman said she paid $6.
At Trader Joe's, 30 mini Cala Lily 99, while at the San Francisco flower market, 10 stems cost $10 to $20.
Potted plants such as the rose, pineapple, and vanilla garden of Trader Joe's are usually at least 20% lower than their selling price elsewhere (including nurseries. }3.
Cheese Trader Joe's stock has about 60 cheeses at any time, and the display space is quite compact and the turnaround speed is fast, keeping it super
Fresh, says Cherie Twohy, owner of Chez Cherie cooking school in Los Angeles and author of "I love merchant Joe's recipe (
Does not belong to the store).
Twohy especially recommends Toscano with black pepper ($7. 99 per pound)
Polish the pasta. 4.
Mixed varieties of individual nuts and Trail make this category impressive.
Trader Joe's shares 20 different types of trail mix including peanut butter cups, mango and cashew nuts, raspberries and chocolate, mustard and even espresso beans.
The price is right too-12-
A bag of deals Joe's trail mix costs $3 an ounce. 99 to $4.
99, in some cases, a dollar less than the supermarket.
In terms of nuts, Joe's carries only five different varieties of almonds. 5.
Toilet paper Trader Joe's 100% recycled toilet paper was rated "green" in the guidelines organized by the Natural Resources Conservation Commission in 2009, based on the post
Consumption fiber used (80 percent)
Free bleaching process for production.
Charmin and Cottonelle (
NRDC is labeled "avoid)
It usually costs $8.
Volume 12, Volume 99, Trader Joe's volume is less than half the price ($3. 99 for 12). Take that, Mr. Whipple! 6.
Maple syrup is probably the sweetest deal in the store, with Joe's A-class medium amber maple syrup from a Canadian trader for just $5.
12 ounces 49.
Best Time Out Chicago-
Taste maple syrup in the blind product test and, among other things, taste Whole Foods store label syrup, which is up 60%.