Trader Joes

  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood welcomed a highly anticipated new addition on May 17, 2024, with the grand opening of a Trader Joe’s at 555 Fulton St., on the corner of Laguna Street. This event marks the end of a decade-long wait for residents who have been eagerly looking forward to a new grocery store […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Workers at an Apple store in Towson, Md. have authorized a strike, although a date has not yet been set for the action. The store was the first Apple location to unionize back in 2022 with more than 100 employees now represented by The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Coalition of Organized Retail Employees […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK – CPG brands outpaced technology nearly 2:1 in the 2024 Most Innovative Brands survey conducted by Brand Keys Inc. (, the New York-based brand loyalty and engagement research firm. “For the first time consumers acknowledged more CPG than Tech brands,” noted Robert Passikoff, brand keys founder and president. “And, for the first time, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
In 2023, the Biden National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) and its General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo continued implementing a highly pro-labor agenda that has significantly changed the union and labor landscape for retail employers. In addition, Abruzzo and the Board’s regional directors are imposing and enforcing aggressively some of their most controversial new measures […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The New York Times reports this morning that “in the latest sign of a growing backlash within corporate America” against the authority exercised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Amazon is arguing that the 88-year-old federal agency is unconstitutional. The position, taken in a legal filing made yesterday, echoes a similar position taken in […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
CNBC reports that “Trader Joe’s is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a judge’s scathing dismissal of the grocery store chain company’s lawsuit that alleged trademark infringement by an employee labor union in selling merchandise on its website. “The appeal, filed Thursday, comes nearly a month after the judge accused Trader Joe’s of trying […]
  1. CPG: Food
From USA Today: A nationwide recall of products containing cheese with a risk for listeria contamination continues to grow larger with salad kits and taco kits sold at stores including Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, and WinCo being removed from shelves. “Rizo-López Foods of Modesto, California, on Feb. 5 recalled dozens of dairy products including Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese, because […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Study 2023-2024 is out, concluding that “overall customer satisfaction surging 4% to a score of 78.0 (out of 100).” According to the report, “More than 60% of retailers measured see their individual ACSI scores improve in 2024 …  Customer satisfaction with online retailers remains unchanged […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
HuffPost reports that in their most recent appearance before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), lawyers for Trader Joe’s, charged with defending charges of union-busting, suggested that “the labor board itself, which was created during the New Deal and has refereed private-sector collective bargaining for nearly 90 years, is ‘unconstitutional’.” It was, the story suggests, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Costco is getting notice for how it is dealing with a vote by employees in Norfolk, Virginia, to unionize. The vote last month means that 238 workers in Norfolk will join the Teamsters, in what the employees say is an effort to improve working conditions;  CNN writes that “the workers said their hope in becoming […]
  1. Department & Category
  Once again, the line between restaurants and food retailers is growing ever thinner. The fight for America’s food dollars continues to intensify as consumers find fresh prepared Ready-2-Eat food options at a wide and growing array of outlets across almost every channel including convenience stores, chain drug stores, restaurants, grocery stores, club stores, vending […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  Looking for a meal for one or two at a price you can afford that is good!  Well it seems that many consumers are doing the same thing and that they are doing that with gusto at Trader Joe’s.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “In the minds-eye […]
  1. Stores & Formats
We had a story the other day in which it was stated that “retail theft has been lower this year in most of the country than it was a few years ago, according to police data.” But MNB reader Mike Moon asked a good question: But I have to wonder, how much retail theft is […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]