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Trader Joe's

1840 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Trader Joe's Mojo 3/ 5 http://www.mojopages.com/biz/goose-island-il-trader-joe-s-2494950
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(5) Trader Joe's 4/ 5 stars 5 http://www.mojopages.com/biz/goose-island-il-trader-joe-s-2494950
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It all started in the 50s... Would you believe we started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It's true. Way back in 1958. We were called Pronto Markets. In '67, our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name (yes, to Trader Joe's) and the way we do business.

We made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned our crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, we started putting innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods in the "Trader Joe's" name. That cut our costs and saved you money. Still does.

And that's important, because "Value" is a concept we take very seriously. And by value we mean great everyday prices on all of our great products — no sales, no gimmicks, no clubs to join, no special cards to swipe... How do we do it?

* We buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, we bargain hard to get the best price, and then pass the savings on to you.
* If an item doesn't pull its weight in our stores, it goes away to gangway for something else.
* We buy in volume and contract early to get the best prices.
* Most grocers charge their suppliers fees for putting an item on the shelf. This results in higher prices... so we don't do it.
* We keep our costs low — because every penny we save is a penny you save.

It's not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.


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Good food, good beer, good wine by William K. at InsiderPages
This is another grocery store that specializes in organic foods. You can get free-range meat, minimally-processed milk, and fresh guacamole and vegetables. They also have a great wine selection along with a lot of imported beers and microbrews. Sometimes, if your are lucky, there is someone offering samples while you shop.

PROS: Good beer/wine selection. Tasty food and great vegetables
CONS: Can be more expensive than traditional grocery store

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005
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Not as exciting as many claim by Jennifer D. at InsiderPages
I have to admit, I do not see the excitement about Trader Joe's. Many of my friends swear by it, but when I went, I was disappointed. Yes, they sell unusual foods, but overall, the selection was small and the prices high. I would rather shop somewhere where I can get all the food I need and pay less at the same time. It is a good place to find those unusual items, though.

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Monday, June 20, 2005
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Who Doesn't Like Trader Joe's by Katrina K. at InsiderPages
I can't think of one person who does not like grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. Fortunately, there are several throughout the city and they are all consistent with their service, quality and selection of grocery items. There are loads of healthy and low cost foods. The staff is also always very energetic and friendly. And, I love the tasting station that always has something to sample.

PROS: Great Selection, Parking Availalbe
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Monday, June 13, 2005
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Joe, no Shmoe! by Byron F. at InsiderPages
So, you go to an all natural grocery store looking for good quality, taste, and high prices. Well, Trader Joes is beyond the last one. The taste and quality sky rockets over the prices. With its tiky island goer feel, the shopping experience is more enjoyable due to the great selection of healthy(and good tasting) and decent priced food. Try Trader Joes Natural Squeezed Orange Juice or their multitude of ravioli flavors. Also, the frozen section is a perfect resolution to your dinner problems. Pre-fabricated frozen dinners with great nutrition are there to your rescue. Not only is the store a great place to go, the staff make it better. You will never leave without someone not trying to help you or asking you if you are getting what you are needing.

PROS: Friendly staff, great food choices, low prices, fun atmosphere
CONS: NONE!

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Saturday, June 4, 2005
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Trader Joes by Jeanne L. at InsiderPages
Trader Joes carries a great selection of foods, lots of organic items, a great wine selection to meet any budget, and is a joy to shop at. You will find many unique labels and food items. Great for when you finally tire of all the mass-marketed processed food items found at most other grocery stores.

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Hours Open
Monday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm