Shopping Centers Colorado Springs

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8:00am - 9:00pm


5342 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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It all started in the 50s... Would you believe they started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It's true. Way back in 1958. They were called Pronto Markets. In '67, their founder, the original Trader Joe, changed their name (yes, to Trader Joe's) and the way they do business.

They made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned their crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, they started packaging innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under the "Trader Joe's" name. That cuts their costs and saves you money. Still does.

And that's important, because "Value" is a concept they take very seriously. And by 'Value,' they mean great everyday prices on all of their great products — no sales, no gimmicks, no clubs to join, no special cards to swipe... How do they do it?

  • They buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, they bargain hard to get the best price, and then pass the savings on to you.
  • If an item doesn't pull its weight in their stores, it goes away to gangway for something else.
  • They buy in volume and contract early to get the best prices.
  • Most grocers charge their suppliers fees for putting an item on the shelf. This results in higher prices... so they don't do it.
  • They keep their costs low — because every penny they save is a penny you save.

It's not complicated. They just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.