No Trader Joe’s in Your Town? Ask Them to Open One

Fill out the online form and cross your fingers
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Trader Joe's is very selective about where it opens new locations. 

When a Trader Joe’s comes to town, it’s usually a pretty big deal. The grocery store chain and its private label products have such a good reputation that the lines usually form on day one and never seem to let up. The company is very judicious about where it opens new locations, but if you strongly believe that your town is a prime candidate for a new Trader Joe’s, there’s a way to let them know.

All you have to do is visit this page on their website and fill out the form with your name, contact information, the city and state you’re requesting, and comments to support your case. Be sure to be specific about the reasons why a TJ’s would do well in your town: a large population, a lack of big nearby supermarkets, etc.

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The odds of your request turning any heads at corporate may be slim — the company conducts lots of market research, competitive analyses, and other studies to find the exact right locations for new outposts — but it’s worth a shot!