Inside Trader Joe's
From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 514 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 50,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. For the first time, our Captains (store managers) and Crew Members (employees) are taking you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.
* A private Tasting Panel, where decisions are made about new Trader Joe’s products.
* A wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, California, looking for great wines and great values.
* An overseas adventure, where new Trader Joe’s flavors are discovered.
* The mind of Joe himself to find out why the Crew Members wear Hawaiian shirts.
* The values that make Trader Joe’s so different.
Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.
Episode 37: Trader Joe's Spices Up Your Shopping List
Monday 03 May 2021
: Are you Team Spices or Team Spicy? On this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we make the case that you can serve both squads, with delicious...
Episode 36: As the Cheese Melts: Trader Joe's "Professor Matt" Tells Us About That
Monday 05 April 2021
: Have you ever thought about why cheese melts the way it does? Or why some cheeses melt differently than others? And further to that, why...
Episode 35: A Trader Joe's Shopping List to Liven Up Your Spring Eating
Monday 08 March 2021
: Spring is just around the corner, and while some focus on spring cleaning, we instead focus on our favorite seasonal activity, spring...
Episode 34: 11 (or more!) Trader Joe’s Fail-Safe Freezer Finds for Dinner (and more!)
Monday 15 February 2021
: In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we step into the icy wonderland of Trader Joe’s freezer case and find a treasure trove of...
Episode 33: Trader Joe's 12th Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners
Monday 25 January 2021
: The votes have been cast, the ballots have been tallied, and the winners have been verified! Inside this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s we...
Episode 32: Trader Joe's Seeds the Conversation About Plants & Plant-Based Products
Monday 11 January 2021
: Some might say everything’s coming up roses, but why stop there? In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we take a deep dive into all...
Episode 31: Celebrating the Holidays with Trader Joe's Crew - And Cookies!
Monday 07 December 2020
: While the holiday season looks a little different this year, the Crew at Trader Joe’s are finding ways to celebrate the best of the...
Episode 30: Trader Joe's Holiday Shopping List
Monday 23 November 2020
: The holiday season is upon us, and your neighborhood Trader Joe's is bursting with inventive, intriguing, incredibly inviting food and drink...
Episode 29: Trader Joe's Fall Products to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Shopping List
Monday 14 September 2020
: Pumpkin, pumpkin, everywhere, good enough to eat! That could be our motto here at Trader Joe’s – at least in autumn. In this...
Episode 28: Trader Joe's Takes You Inside The Tasting Panel Today
Monday 10 August 2020
: Even in these times of constant change, there’s one thing that’s remained constant, and that’s our commitment to innovating and...
Episode 27: Trader Joe's Talks Beer and Beyond
Monday 29 June 2020
: Whether you’re sipping from a glass or swigging from a can, beer may be the ultimate summertime beverage. In this episode of Inside Trader...
Episode 26: New Trader Joe's Products to Add to Your Shopping List
Wednesday 17 June 2020
: If you’ve been shopping from the same old list week after week, or even month after month, you might not know that even now, Trader...
Episode 25: Trader Joe's Update on COVID-19: Our Supply Chain & Sharing with Our Neighbors
Friday 01 May 2020
: In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we’re bringing you more information about how we’re responding to Covid-19, both in our stores...
Episode 24: The Coffee Cuppers' Guide to Trader Joe's
Monday 20 April 2020
: In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we’re talking joe, as in, that cup of joe you’re drinking right now. We pay a visit to one of...
Episode 23: Trader Joe's Update on COVID-19
Thursday 09 April 2020
: In this episode of Inside Trader Joe's, we're bringing you an update about how we're responding to COVID-19. These are not ordinary times....
Episode 22: Trader Joe's Beauty Routine is Pretty...
Wednesday 04 March 2020
: In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we don’t talk about food. Nope. Instead, we’re talking about skin care, hair care,...
Episode 21: The Chocolate Lovers' Guide to Trader Joe's
Monday 27 January 2020
: Did someone say chocolate? Why yes, yes we did! In fact, we have lots to say about chocolate – an entire episode worth. In episode 21 of...
Episode 20: Cheese, Cheese, and More Cheese with Trader Joe's
Monday 09 December 2019
: Cheese makes the world go ‘round. Or, at the very least, cheese often comes in rounds, and we’d go to the ends of the earth to get our...
Episode 19: The Holiday Show
Monday 18 November 2019
: The holidays are finally here! We pine for this season all year long, and we’re constantly at work developing and refining our holiday...
Episode 18: Our Spice Trade
Monday 14 October 2019
: Whether you're shopping for staple spices or in search of the next big thing, the spice section at Trader Joe's is the place to be. In this...
Episode 17: Live from the Annual Captains' Meeting
Monday 16 September 2019
: In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we come to you live (well, we recorded it live) from the Trader Joe’s Annual Captains' Meeting....
Episode 16: Produce
Monday 22 July 2019
: In this episode, we’re digging deep into the world of Produce. Chances are, you don’t spend so much time thinking about your greens,...
Episode 15: You Asked. We Answered.
Monday 24 June 2019
: In this episode, we’re tackling the questions YOU (our listeners) asked. From the pretty straightforward “How do you decide what to...
Episode 14: Why Is Everyone So Nice?
Monday 20 May 2019
: We get a lot of questions here at Trader Joe's; perhaps surprisingly, by far the most common question has nothing to do with the things we...
Episode 13: The Plants & Flowers Edition
Monday 08 April 2019
: It's the episode where we talk about the abundant flowers and plants you'll find at your neighborhood Trader Joe's. We travel the world in...