Trader Joe's: CSR & Sustainability News

Trader Joe’s is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. As of January 2013, Trader Joe’s had a total of 395 stores.


Consumer Demand Could Turn the Tide on Sustainable Fishing

Large chain grocery stores are increasingly the source of consumer seafood purchases. Luckily, a new report from Greenpeace showed some promising progress by…
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3p Weekend: 10 U.S. Companies That Pay Above Minimum Wage

With the federal minimum wage increase a hot topic on everyone's mind, TriplePundit rounded up 10 U.S. companies that pay each of their…

Former Trader Joe’s President Opens Store Selling Expired Food

Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, is opening a store in Dorchester, Massachusetts that sells food items with recently expired dates.
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Food Companies Face Class Action Lawsuit Over “Natural” Labels

An increasing number of consumers feel that using language that suggests foods are “natural” and wholesome is no longer good enough. Campbell's Soup,…
Trader Joe's continues to disappoint environmental activists seeking to pressure the company to improve its seafood sourcing practices.

Trader Joe’s Amends Sustainable Seafood Policy, Again

Trader Joe’s most recent update to its sustainable seafood policy has left environmental groups largely skeptical of the grocery chain’s commitment to preserve…
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Consumer’s Union Campaign Targets Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's once again found itself the target of the Consumer's Union campaign, Meat Without Drugs.

General Mills’ Cheerios Facebook Page Morphs into an Anti-GMO Campaign

Anti-GMO campaigners have hijacked General Mills‘ Cheerios Facebook page and are calling for the cereal giant to ditch genetically modified ingredients.
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Disgruntled Employees and Extended Black Friday Hours = Deflated Sales

The debate over the extended Black Friday hours overlooks one important fact: that retail workers are now the face of poverty in the…
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Activists Ask Trader Joe’s to Say No to Meat with Drugs

Earlier this week a group from Consumers Union showed up at New York City's Trader Joe's at Union Square demanding that the grocery…

Chipotle Refuses to Sign Popular Farm Worker Protection Agreement

Chipotle is receiving criticism for its refusal to sign on to an agreement aimed at protecting farm workers on Florida farms where the…

Starbucks, Stonyfield Paying Their Own Recycling Tabs

Starbucks and Stonyfield are among the growing number of companies in the United States that are fronting more of the costs of their…

Is America Beyond Peak Meat?

Several cultural and environmental trends, from health concerns to a down economy, have had an impact on meat consumption in the United States.

Why Trader Joe’s Needs to End Food Waste

By Jeremy Seifert I recently started a national petition on asking Trader Joe’s to eliminate its food waste, and more than 78,000…
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Tell Trader Joe’s to Stop Wasting Food

By: Jeremy Seifert For many years now, I have fed my family food from the dumpster. It’s not because I can’t afford to…

Could Sustainability be Scannable?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…