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    The most popular comfort foods for election night

    While some tweets from early Election Day morning claimed there was no line to vote at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the same could not be said for nearby Trader Joe’s, where a socially distant line snaked around the corner soon after 8 a.m. Perhaps those New Yorkers who have voted early are now turning their […] More

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    Why finding a mentor is more important now than ever

    While many of us are working or studying from home, professional development can be challenging. In many cases, lessons and opportunities have to be self-directed, which can be difficult if you’re just starting out or starting over. One of the quickest paths to success, however, can be to find a mentor to help with the […] More

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    Professor Scott Galloway’s pivot into stardom

    To celebrate his 50th birthday, Scott Galloway planned a very special evening. It was November 2014, and the entrepreneur had booked Pioneer Works, a cavernous event space near the waterfront in Brooklyn. Inside the building, candles arranged on a long table set for 100 guests cast a warm, flickering glow across the space’s triple-height, exposed […] More

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    The Former President Of Trader Joe’s Is Opening Up A Restaurant For Ex

    Years ago, I used to spend certain Sunday mornings visiting a dilapidated cabin lovingly referred to as the “Food Church.” For $2, visitors could have access to an array of recently expired Trader Joe’s items-everything from frozen pizza and sushi to apples and kale. Unlike many places that proffer expired food, the Food Church wasn’t […] More

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    The Key To Trader Joe’s Success Isn’t Great Hummus-It’s Paying People

    If the economy is in peril, all companies should be reducing every cost possible, right? Especially employees-who should be grateful just to have a job, goes the thinking. Not exactly, as Sophie Quinton reports for the Atlantic: Many employers believe that one of the best ways to raise their profit margin is to cut labor […] More

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    Levi Strauss IPOs at NYSE

    At the sound of Thursday’s opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), denim retailer Levi Strauss & Co. will once again become a public company. Using the ticker symbol LEVI, the jeans giant reenters Wall Street in a deal led by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Levi’s priced its shares at $17, which […] More

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    Target is coming for Trader Joe’s with $5 bottles of wine

    Target has put a target on Two Buck Chuck. The one-stop shopping chain is coming for Trader Joe’s and its share of the cheap-ass wine business, by rolling out a line of $5 bottles. Starting Sept. 3, customers in 1,100 Target locations canthrow down a Lincoln and walk away with one of five varietals from […] More

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    What Trader Joe’s Figured Out About Work Culture That My Other Past Em

    When I was hired by Trader Joe’s at 16, I wasn’t even legally able to run a register. I was told I was hired based on my personality, even if I was almost useless. By the time I left seven years later, I’d worked across six different stores. And I don’t know how they do […] More

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    Trader Joe’s is making its paper receipts healthier, but don’t eat the

    Trader Joe’s is working to make its paper receipts less harmful to customers, although there’s no guarantee that the prices on those receipts won’t still give you a heart attack. The company announced on its website that it isgetting rid of receipt paper that contains bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking […] More

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    Trader Joe’s podcast is weirdly popular on Apple right now

    Trader Joe’s announced a new product this week. It’s not frozen cashew milk or kale-flavored Joe Joe’s, but a podcast. And like its other cult favorites, it’s weirdly popular. At press time, it was number three on Apple Podcasts, edging out Joe Rogan. The five episodes of Inside Trader Joe’s attempt to answer all the […] More

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    How paparazzi use similar strategies as Wall Street traders

    On Wall Street, people obsess about risk, using high-speed computers and advanced math to identify different kinds of it and how to profit off it. But just a few miles away, I found an equally rich investigation of risk in action when I met a New York-based paparazzo whose entire livelihood depends on knowing the […] More

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    Public Goods aims to be higher quality version of Brandless

    What if you could Frankenstein together the low prices and variety of a Costco, the health consciousness of Whole Foods, with the quality and design of an Everlane? Direct-to-consumer startup Public Goods does that by offering low prices for premium products by way of a $59 yearly membership. The Brooklyn company, which originally launched in […] More

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