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14 Tasty Secrets of Trader Joe’s Employees

Trader Joe's is a grocery store chain with 450 locations in the United States. The chain has thrived by offering a wider variety of food than their competitors at reasonable prices. But there are lots of procedure that go on behind-the-scenes that make the store what it is. That includes  the benefits that go to employees, several of which involve food.


Trader Joe’s customers enjoy visiting the store’s sample station for food and coffee, and employees enjoy their own grub in the break room. “We are always cooking things up,” a Trader Joe’s employee tells Forbes. “When we get new foods in, we try them out. We eat and drink throughout the day here.” Because employees are constantly tasting new products and familiarizing themselves with older ones, they can recommend certain products to customers and speak genuinely about the flavors, textures, and overall tastiness of the food. And just like customers, Crew Members also definitely hit up the sample station. “I can’t even begin to tell you how many teeny tiny cups of coffee I chugged or samples I inhaled in a given shift,” Royal says.

Learn more of the secrets behind Trader Joe's at Mental Floss.

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