Trader Joe's is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. As of February 2012, Trader Joe's had a total of 367 stores. Approximately half of its stores are in California, with the heaviest concentration in Southern California, but the company also has locations in 30 other states and Washington, D.C..
Trader Joe's was founded by Joe Coulombe and has been owned since 1979 by a family trust set up by the late German businessman Theo Albrecht, one of the two brothers behind the German discount supermarket chain Aldi. The chain has offices in Monrovia, California and Boston, Massachusetts.
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