Trader Joes

Presenting an image of the “Mom & Pop” neighborhood grocery store, Trader Joes is actually owned by a gigantic German company called Aldi, which, including Trader Joes, has almost 10,000 stores in 15 countries outside of Germany. In comparison, Walmart has less than 5,600 international and domestic stores. Aldi’s ownership is notoriously secretive about its business practices, and Trader Joe’s is no exception. Trader Joe’s has been criticized for, among other things, its refusal to reveal from what country and company its private label and organic products are sourced.
Inside the Secret World of Trader Joes. Fortune Magazine 2010.
Cornucopia institute scorecards. (Can we use these?)

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