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Trader Joe’s marks 50th anniversary

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: August 21, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH...This past weekend the three Trader Joes in Huntington Beach along with all the other Trader Joes are celebrating their golden anniversary. It was been 50 years that the company has offered value for your dollar.

Trader Joe's in the Huntington Harbour Mall


The three locations in Huntington Beach are Brookhurst and Hamilton; Five Points Plaza and in the Huntington Harbour Mall.

On Sunday, August 20th Kerry Burns, an employee at the Huntington Harbour Mall store was outside to give customers at Trader Joe who spent $50 a chance to spin the wheel to win $50.

Kerry Burns with Larry the Lobster


Trader Joe kicked off the celebration early, hosting games, tastings, and offering giveaways and deals this past weekend.

The giveaways are Trader Joe's way of thanking customers, who have, over five decades, helped grow the chain into the major brand it is today.

Ryan Ramirez stands next to Larry the Lobster as Kerry Burns holds one of the anniversary 50¢ shopping bags


The first Trader Joe’s store opened on Aug. 25, 1967 in Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway, which remains in operation. The chain of grocery stores that combines basics like milk and eggs with hard-to-find items like avocado citrus yogurt and vegan mocha nut lattes has 467 stores in 41 states and the District of Columbia.


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