Trader Joe's Haul March 2022
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Why Does Trader Joe's Keep Refusing to Bring a Store to Yakima? [OPEN RANT]

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TRADER JOE'S REFUSES TO BRING A STORE LOCATION TO YAKIMA: The Backstory

The most requested store / retail ER that Yakima wants is a Trader Joe's. There have been petitions, tons of begging, pleading phone calls to their corporate office, and numerous personal Facebook posts from local residents asking why isn't there a Trader Joe's in Yakima, but to no avail.

Trader Joe's refuses to come to Yakima. SAY WHAT?!

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There's even a Bring Trader Joe's to Yakima Facebook group that has over 5,000 members. (The group has given up hope because there hasn't been a post there since before the start of COVID.)

WHY IS TRADER JOE'S THUMBING THEIR NOSES AT YAKIMA?

The standard response from the Trader Joe's headquarters is that the City of Yakima does not have the desired median income per capita to establish a store franchise here. To that I say, "Bollocks!"

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I managed to make a Trader Joes Run this past weekend on my way to Seattle. My daughter, Willow, has never been inside a Trader Joe's so visiting it was one of the items on her weekend bucket list.

I have never done an aisle-by-aisle check to see what kinds of things Trader Joe's has, so I made a point to do it this time around. During my previous visits to the store over the past 20 years, I have always skipped looking around and made a beeline for only two things: the frozen microwavable chicken tikka masala and the Trader Joe's brand frozen mac and cheese (it is SO FREAKING GOOD)!

One thing that Trader Joe’s is proud about is their effort to offer only affordable products. They want to make sure their prices are hard to beat by their competitors. And to do that, they directly buy from their competitors. - Trader Joe's

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HELP US BRING A TRADER JOE'S TO YAKIMA NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY TELL US 'NO!'

If you want to continue the "Townsfolk of Yakima" Pledge", as I'm affecitionately going to call it from now on, and help us try ONCE AGAIN to bring a Trader Joe's location to Yakima (the squeaky wheel gets the oil, amirite?), here is the contact information for the corporate office in Monrovia, California:

Phone Number: (626) 599-3700

Fax Number: (626) 301-4431

Email: support@traderjoes.com

Address: 800 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

What are your favorite things to get at Trader Joe's? Here is my hall from this weekend!

Trader Joe's Limone Alfredo Sauce
Credit: Reesha Cosby
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Trader Joe's Cuban Style Black Beans
Credit: Reesha Cosby
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Trader Joe's Brown Butter
Credit: Reesha Cosby
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Trader Joe's Trader Giotto's Olive Oil
Credit: Reesha Cosby
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Reesha's Trader Joe's Haul March 2022
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Reesha's Trader Joe's Haul Part 2
Credit: Reesha Cosby
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