I came across this article a few years ago when it first came out, but I have often – several times a year, at least – referenced it to my friends.  It’s always when someone talks about how home-grown the brand is.  Or how amazing it is that all the food tastes so good while being generic.

Did you also think Trader Joe’s was a quirky American brand with an amazingly delicious selection of store-brand food?  Would it blow your mind to hear that it’s privately owned by a German family?  Or that the seemingly generic products are outsourced to your favorite Whole Foods brands?  Read that and more here:

>> Inside the Secret World of Trader Joe’s <<

– Sandra

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