Trader Joe’s has brought its first store to Miami and it just opened about two hours ago down in Pinecrest. Trader Joe’s claim to fame seems to be low cost store branded products with no preservatives and artificial ingredients – while still maintaining quality and taste.
This is not where you go to buy Kellogg’s cereal, Lay’s potato chips or Coca Cola.
Key to Trader Joe’s popularity – and what has led to its cultlike following — is the predominance of its own branded products. A full 80 percent of the store’s goods are made for the Trader Joe’s label and carry no artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives, McCullough said.
But if you want one of more than 3,000 “unique” products like Trader Joe’s Crunch cookie butter, 14.1 ounces for $3.69; a one-pound bag of pasta for 99 cents; Trader Joe’s tomato basil marinara sauce, 26 ounces for $1.79; or a bottle of Charles Shaw blend wines (Two-buck Chuck) for $2.99, this is your place.
“We’re not a health food store — we carry everything,” McCullough said. “But we pride ourselves on our private label products.’’
Since opening their first store in 1958, Trader Joe’s has expanded to over 400 locations nationwide.
9205 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156
Source: Miami Herald