Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Flash News!!

Trader Joe's - a great retailer/supermarket of variety of foods ('exotic' to some), nuts, organic produce is coming to State College. In my opinion, Trader Joe's is an affordable alternative to pricey local organic stores or Whole foods, etc. and better quality and atmosphere than Walmart anyday. (News source: Daily Collegian)

It is not known if the facebook group "Bring Trader Joe's to State College" (701 members) had a role to play in this development. However, the proposed location of the new Trader Joe's on North Atherton (see map below) close to Wegmans (map) and not too far from Walmart puts it in a great competitive location.

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For shoppers, it would hopefully mean some good pricing and competition on organic produce between Wegmans and Trader Joe's. I am very excited by this development. The only gripe I have still is of course about the state of PA itself, which does not let you buy wines in grocery stores!

Wikipedia on Trader Joe's lets us know that it has very strong connections to German discount supermarket chain Aldi.
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  1. I'm really excited about this!

  2. I am incredibly excited about this development. Trader Joe's has the world's best almonds...second to none!!!

  3. Thanks all. Looking forward to fun shopping!


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