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Let's Circulate! Shopping at Trader Joe's
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 11:30 AM
750 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
Meet-up at the Circulator stops at 7th & I Streets SW (in front of Jefferson School) at 11:30am, 4th & M Streets SW (across from Waterfront Metro) at 11:35am, and New Jersey Ave & M St SE stop at 11:40am so we will be on the same Circulator. Your SmartCard is valid on the DC Circulator, or you may pay cash (50 cents senior fare) but driver cannot make change.
The DC Circulator and Trader Joe's are ADA compliant.
You may wish to stay and enjoy lunch and shopping at nearby Eastern Market and Barracks Row (8th Street SE), or return with the group following shopping. Please advise the Village Activity Host if you would prefer to return with our group.
Non-member guests are welcome.
Members pay for their own charges
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 packaging innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under 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.