Trader Joe’s sure lives up to its namesake by being a “Traitor” to American liquor. I think they forgot where they came from. They are big time sellouts. They are not very honest when it comes to its vodka selection. The website states they: …travel the world searching for amazing product.
Really Trader Joe’s? Some of that vodka is atrocious? Why travel the world when the best, most exceptional vodkas are made in America? Have you tasted Valentine Vodka (Michigan), Penn 1681 Rye Vodka (Pennsylvania) or Tru Vodka (Monrovia, California which is the same city as Trader Joe’s corporate headquarters)? I don’t see you carrying micro liquor that is made in the same states where your stores are located.
You are big time sellouts–you carry that average tasting Grey Goose and that overpriced Stoli? That is unbelievable! Where are your values that you talk so much about?
What type of socially irresponsible executives are running this company? Thanks to the Internet, and not Trader Joe’s website, we know two of them: Dan Bane, Chairman & CEO of Trader Joe’s, and Former President Doug Rouch. Dan brags about the integrity of the company…I don’t find an ounce of integrity in their liquor selection. I actually find Dan Bane full of greed for allowing these brands to sell at Trader Joe’s. What kind of man are you? Shame on you Dan Bane.
Here is the vodka selection at Trader Joe’s in Southern California, and you tell me if Dan Bane is full of greed? Trader Joe’s doesn’t like the big corporate brands, yet why are they carrying so many mass-produced, foreign vodkas?
Belvedere 750ml $27.99 Poland
Ketel One 1000ml $27.99 Netherlands
Black Sea 750ml $14.99 Estonia
Volganaya 1000ml $11.99 Estonia
Skyy 1000ml $17.99 USA/Italy (Gruppo Campari bought Skyy in 2002 from Maurice Kanbar)
Stolichnaya 750ml $19.99 Russia
Absolut 1000ml $24.99 Sweden
Tito’s Handmade 750ml $17.99 Texas, USA (No Trader Joe’s stores are located in Texas)
Smirnoff 1000ml $11.99 Russia
Vodka of the Gods 1750ml $10.99 San Jose, CA (Trader Joe’s private label)
Monopolowa 1000ml $9.99 Austria
Moskovskaya 750ml $8.99 Russia
Burnett’s 750ml $5.99 Bardstown, KY (No Trader Joe’s stores located in Kentucky)
Burnett’s Citrus $5.99 Bardstown, KY (No Trader Joe’s stores located in Kentucky)
Trader Joe’s goes private label on most of its products, yet they go to the largest brand names in liquor? (Do you smell corporate greed somewhere? I bet Bacardi’s Grey Goose spends a lot of money paying off Trader Joe’s corporate buyers with fancy dinners, parties, concerts, NBA Laker games, etc.).
Joe Coulombe, Founded Trader Joe’s in 1958, and sold it to the Albrecht brothers in 1979.
Send Dan Bane, CEO & Chairman of Trader Joe’s an email and tell him how you feel!