Trader Joe's

1:37am

Fri February 21, 2014
The Salt

Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 12:37 pm

The Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel: The salty-sweet snack that launched a bitter lawsuit.
Courtesy of Tina Haupert

Among the many snacks you can find in the aisles of Trader Joe's is an icon of sweet and salty goodness: the peanut butter pretzel. It's a combination so tasty, famed food writer Ruth Reichl once raved, "You haven't lived until you've tried the two together."

But the beloved treats aren't just treasures for the palate — they're a pretty lucrative business worth millions of dollars. And now, Trader Joe's is being sued for allegedly cornering the market on the snack.

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2:02pm

Tue October 2, 2012
The Salt

Campaign For Antibiotic-Free Meat Targets Trader Joe's

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 12:39 pm

The Trader Joe's grocery store chain, which bills itself as "Your Neighborhood Grocery Store," is under pressure to stop selling meat raised with antibiotics.
Ric Francis AP

Affordable imported cheeses. Check. Good wines on the cheap. Check. And oh yeah, the Seaweed Salad. Is it really only $2.99?

Trader Joe's has won consumers over with its frugal-gourmet-meets-neighborhood-store feel.

But now, it appears that lots of consumers want something more from TJ's: A commitment to stop selling meat from animals treated with antibiotics.

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10:12am

Sat September 15, 2012
Business

Proposed Trader Joe's Boulder Location Missing Signature Item

Trader Joe's at Hampshire Mall in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Sprew Wikimedia Commons

The much anticipated Trader Joe’s grocery store coming to Boulder next year will be missing one of its best known products, “Two-Buck Chuck.”

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5:00am

Thu February 16, 2012

9:17am

Thu February 2, 2012
Business

Trader Joe’s Could Impact Already Crowded Organic Market in Boulder

The possible entrance of Trader Joe’s into Colorado’s grocery market has excited many fans of the natural-goods retailer.

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