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#Stanford grad Joe Coulombe, Founder of Beloved Trader Joe’s, Dies at 89 via @Eater 

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Joe Coulombe, founder of the Trader Joe's chain that transformed the way Americans shop for groceries, died at his home in Pasadena, California, on Friday. He was 89.

#BREAKING Joe Coulombe, who opened his first Trader Joe's in Pasadena in 1967, has died

When Joe Coulombe opened the first Trader Joe’s Market in 1967, he sought to provide healthy, tasty, high-quality food at an affordable price. A little more than 50 years later, there are more than 500 stores in 40+ states.

Trader Joe's founder Joe Coulombe, who started America's beloved grocery store, dies at 89

Joe Coulombe, the founder of Trader Joe’s, has passed away. He was 89:

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Joe Coulombe envisioned a new generation of young grocery shoppers emerging in the 1960s, one that wanted healthy, tasty, high-quality food they couldn’t find in most supermarkets and couldn’t afford to buy in the few high-end gourmet outlets.

Joe Coulombe, who created Trader Joe's with a vision that college-educated but poorly paid young people would flock to a store that stocked healthy foods at bargain prices, died late Friday. He was 89.