Joe Coulombe founder of Trader Joe’s dies at 89

Joe Coulombe, founder of the popular Trader Joe’s grocery chain that brought affordable wine and unusual food to millions of Americans, has died. He was 89.

In a statement, the company said Coulombe passed away Friday in Pasadena, California. 

“Joe was an extraordinarily smart and accomplished entrepreneur who built a company that introduced something welcomingly different in the grocery retail space,” the statement said.


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