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Joe Coulombe

Trader Joe founder Joe Coulombe dies

Trader Joe founder Joe Coulombe dies

MONROVIA, Calif. — Trader Joe’s founder Joe Coulombe died Friday at the age of 89. Coulombe operated a small chain of convenience stores under the Pronto Markets banner in the mid 1960s when, facing competition from bigger operators, he created a new concept that would later be described by the New York Times as “equal