Joe Coulombe founder of Trader Joe’s dies at 89

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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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