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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

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

CHICAGO — Trader Joe’s was again the top-rated grocer in the second annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a study that ranks the nation’s 56 largest grocery retailers by a score that takes seven factors into account: price, quality, digital, operations, convenience, discounts/rewards and speed. The retailers who focus their business on superior value perception

Wegmans, Publix top favorite grocers list

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Publix Super Markets Inc. and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. share the top spot as America’s favorite grocery retailer, according to a recent Market Force Information study of more than 12,700 shoppers. Trader Joe’s Co. ranks second and H-E-B third. Wegmans also won top ranking in 2016 after unseating Trader Joe’s, a long-running