Trader’s Joe’s I ‘m a fan

Industry Observer

Well, yesterday was the day I was brave enough to venture over to the newest addition to Katy’s grocery store, Trader Joe’s. Wow, I was impressed; the prices were pretty good, had I gone there yesterday instead of another one of my other favorite grocery stores I would have saved $25.00 easy! I had a mini lesson on Trader Joe’s and there concept of branding. They go to the best producers and they pay cash for everything and they say went the highest quality and non gmo foods and we will label it ourselves. So, unlike other grocery stores they use only high end and the best quality. I had a nice chat with Josh, we also spoke about their wines besides the 2 Buck Chuck….but I will save that for a wine blog! Have a great weekend!



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Comments (27)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yolanda, I knew you would become a disciple of TJ's they have the best Olive Oil for the price some of their products are seasonal too, like the Truffle Oil to name one in the Oil Category:)), Endre

Feb 27, 2015 11:35 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I haven't been to Trader Joe's in a long time, but I think after reading this, it's worth a trip to Centreville, VA.  Just twenty mintues down the road.

Feb 27, 2015 12:02 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

We have been a big fan of Trader Joe's in our area, we go there often.

Feb 27, 2015 02:34 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Yolanda,  Trader Joe's was always on my list when I went to Chicago to visit relatives.  In the last year they've opened 5+ store in the Dallas area.  Their prices are definite a plus!  BTW, I'm so glad that Bob is okay!

Feb 27, 2015 03:58 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Yolanda. Trader Joe's is one of the places that my wife and I frequent as well. They are always busy and they have a great selection of organic foods.

Feb 27, 2015 06:12 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't had the pleasure of going to one yet, Yolanda.  But, as soon as one opens around here, I'll be there.

Feb 27, 2015 08:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Yolanda,

Thanks for sharing about Trader's Joe..we love ours here in Austin but still like to shop at Central Market!

Feb 27, 2015 10:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You will really enjoy your Trader Joe's store. Sadly, our local Trader Joe's does not sell wine. We have to go to Virginia to purchase their wine.

Feb 27, 2015 11:02 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Endre Barath, Jr. I bought the olive oil, I will have to check for the truffle oil as I have been looking for that since I learned how they make the pot pies for the Oscars.

Dorie Dillard I love Central Market that was the place I mentioned we had the stuffed ravioli with shrimp from there last night and it was delicious!

Roy Kelley I wish you did not have to go all the way to VIrginia to purchase their wines.

Feb 27, 2015 11:20 PM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

I am a regular at Trader Joes and it is great to pick up really good cheese and crackers for appetizers for a get together. Also, love their produce, and their fish. And I like their samples a lot, it is always something different. Last time I tried kale sprouts which were roasted in an oven with olive oil and salt and pepper, delicious!

Feb 28, 2015 12:03 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


TJ's does not carry GMO's and regardless of what our expert friend says GMO's are very bad for your health..

Feb 28, 2015 02:06 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


They opened one here about 10 years ago and it was the best opening dollar wise in TJ's history for a store it's size. The opened a huge Whole Foods here next door and after 3 years they downsized the store by a third. TJ rocks, cheers cvc

Feb 28, 2015 02:12 AM
Ranee Bray
TCP Real Estate - Cedar Park, TX
North of Austin Homes

Love love love Trader Joes.  I was so excited when we got them here in Austin as well.  

Feb 28, 2015 02:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Yolanda -- you don't have to sell me on Trader Joe's as there are multiple locations within easy access of home.  In fact, I've had clients ask me about the distance to the nearest TJ's while househunting.   Believe me, if you aren't already, it's easy to become addicted.  

Feb 28, 2015 03:00 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Yolanda, I recall first hearing of Trader Joe's almost 10 years ago but at that time there were none in Florida and the only one I could visit was in NJ whenever I'd visit family.  I was excited to go to the first TJ's that opened in South Florida around 15 months ago.  The place was jam-packed and the parking was even worse... there was that much pent-up demand!

Feb 28, 2015 03:03 AM
Jayne Esposito
Coldwell Banker - Morgan Hill, CA

Trader Joes is a staple in our house! I don't think I'll ever be able to do without it!  Two buck Chuck (well actually 2 1/2 Buck Chuck as of a few months ago) is our very day wine   Works for me!

Feb 28, 2015 04:11 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I LOVE Trader Joe's. 

The nearest one is about an hour away, so. . . . .

Feb 28, 2015 04:39 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


We have a Trader's Joe in Boca Raton Florida it's fun store to shop in . . . . and yes they have good prices.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 28, 2015 06:01 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm so happy some of my AR friends are experiencing the fun of new Trader Joe's stores. Dick Greenberg also wrote a blog about a new store in Fort Collins. We've shopped at the local stores for years. 

Mar 01, 2015 02:12 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I am a fan as well and we have two of them in our area now! Love Trader Joe's!

Mar 03, 2015 06:48 AM