Monrovia-Based Trader Joe’s Celebrates 50 Years

MONROVIA (CBSLA.com) – Trader Joe’s will mark its 50th anniversary with celebrations in its stores Saturday and Sunday.

The celebrations will include special product tastings and giveaways. A limited-edition 50th anniversary reusable bag will be available for 50 cents. Trader Joe’s introduced its first reusable bag to customers 40 years ago.

The first Trader Joe’s store opened on Aug. 25, 1967 on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. It remains in operation.

The chain of grocery stores that combines basics like milk and eggs with hard-to-find items like avocado citrus yogurt and vegan mocha nut lattes has 467 stores in 41 states and the District of Columbia.

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