Trader Joes

What Type of Consumer are You?

Based on where you live, how much money you make, and where you shop, you may be classified into one of these categories by one of the country's largest data brokers.

My 3 Cents: When Is Food Organic vs. Natural?

Last year, grocery sales were up a modest 1.8%, yet sales of organic items more than doubled that growth rate, up 4.4%. Clearly, we're shopping differently. But are we even sure what an "organic" or "all natural" label means? It's more complicated than you might think.

Activists Target Trader Joe's Over a Trashy Practice

Lots of people adore Trader Joe's, but it's not always perfect in its corporate citizenship. One failing in particular has the activists at Change.org and documentary filmmaker Jeremy Seifert picking fight with the funky grocer: They're accusing the chain of wasting tons of food.

Plastic Packaging Is Good for the Earth? Rubbish!

A New York Times' blogger argues that wasting food is worse for the environment than a bit of plastic packaging that extends its shelf life. Why? Because of the methane food produces when it decays, he says. But the argument is rubbish as composting and buying locally would solve the problem.