We get an amazing amount of feedback on Hello Georgetown from Georgetown Folks who want a Trader Joe’s to come to town!
So, knowing our friends and neighbors to be pretty smart about these things; we decided to check out Trader Joe’s for ourselves!
The store we went to was very clean and well stocked, colorful and had a really fun vibe! The prices seemed fair and reasonable and we noticed they have a lot of Trader Joe’s Brands.
If their prepackaged foods taste anything like they look on the packaging, Yum! We noticed they carry many products that are organic, gluten free and vegan.
After our visit to Trader Joe’s we agree with dozens of Georgetown Folks; we need a Trader Joe’s!
-There are no plans, that we can find evidence of, at this time for a Trader Joe’s in Georgetown, Texas.-
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Trader Joe’s started in the 1950’s as a small chain of convenience stores called Pronto Markets. In 1967 the founder changed the name to Trader Joe’s.
From Trader Joe’s…
“We made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned our crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, we started packaging innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under the “Trader Joe’s” name.
“That cut our costs and saved you money. Still does. And that’s important, because “Value” is a concept we take very seriously. And by ‘Value,’ we mean great everyday prices on all of our great products — no sales, no gimmicks, no clubs to join, no special cards to swipe… How do we do it?
We buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, we bargain hard to get the best price, and then pass the savings on to you.
If an item doesn’t pull its weight in our stores, it goes away to gangway for something else.
We buy in volume and contract early to get the best prices.
Most grocers charge their suppliers fees for putting an item on the shelf. This results in higher prices… so we don’t do it.
We keep our costs low — because every penny we save is a penny you save.
It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.” Read More
Are ALDI and Trader Joe’s owned by the same family? This from Wikipedia:
“Theodor Paul “Theo” Albrecht, 1922 – 2010 was a German entrepreneur, who in 2010 was ranked by Forbes as the 31st richest person in the world, with a net worth of $16.7 billion.
“He owned and was the CEO of the Aldi Nord discount supermarket chain. In the US he owned the Trader Joe’s specialty grocery store chain. His brother Karl Albrecht owned the Aldi Süd discount supermarket chain.
“The two chains originally were a single family enterprise until a friendly division of assets in 1960. Aldi Süd operates the Aldi groceries in the United States.
“Aldi and Trader Joe’s, while owned by the brothers, have separate and distinct ownership and operations.” Read More
If you want to let Trader Joe’s know you want them to come to Georgetown here’s a link for that https://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request.