Inside Trader Joe's

Publisher: Trader Joe's

Critic Rating: 4.3/5

Description

From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 514 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 50,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. For the first time, our Captains (store managers) and Crew Members (employees) are taking you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver. Go inside: * A private Tasting Panel, where decisions are made about new Trader Joe’s products. * A wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, California, looking for great wines and great values...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Zach Johnston - Uproxx - Mar 22, 2021

"...it is very useful if you’re looking to understand the grocery store better and the food they stock."

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Score: 4.5

Nikki Lohr - PodcastReview.org - May 30, 2018

"That’s when the podcast sparkles, telling the stories behind its distinctive products. Suddenly, snacks like Mango & Sticky Rice Spring Rolls have a deeper significance when you know someone traveled across the world to find them. Walmart could not pull off a podcast like this and still look cute. So when Inside Trader Joe’s harps on the store’s values and commitment to excellence, it is irritating and unnecessary. Plus, if you’re a Trader Joe’s shopper, the podcast offers what is arguably the most valuable information: interviews with employees and customers about which products taste best. With its bubbly vibe, the show is soothing, a nice reprieve from podcasts that require your undivided attention. Your mind can float happily on the deep timbre of Sloan’s voice and the cheery pulse of Miller’s. Inside Trader Joe’s is fun and entertaining – and that might just be enough."

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Score: 4

Chris Albrecht - The Spoon - May 3, 2018

"Though they explicitly say they don’t want this show to be a commercial, it’s totally a commercial. And while I could only make it through half an episode, the production value is high, and I could understand why someone who loves shopping there might be interested to learn more about the store… kinda. Creating a fun podcast revealing some of its secrets is actually on-brand for the company."

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