Sprouts Vs. Trader Joe’s…Which is better? Where to shop?
First, a little history….
In 1958, Joe Coulombe took over a small chain of Pronto Markets convenience stores around the Los Angeles, California, area. After seeing changes in demographics, he opened the first Trader Joe’s in 1967 in nearby Pasadena. In 1972, he introduced granola, the first private label product.
There are 552 Trader Joe’s locations in the United States today.
What is the big deal about Trader Joe’s?
The store has cultivated a broad customer base with its low prices, unique offerings, and charming store features. For the health-conscious, Trader Joe’s offers a plethora of natural and organic products. For the bargain shopper, the store’s low prices are especially appealing.
Trader Joe’s has a cult-like following from customers because of how they invest heavily in customer experience. Trader Joe’s is meant to be more than a trip to the grocery store, but an experience! Trader Joe’s employees travel around the world and bring customers the world’s most delicious cuisines.
On the other hand, Sprouts Farmers Market has its origins in 1943 – San Diego, California. … That was the year an ice cream delivery man, Henry Boney, borrowed $600 to buy a truck to bring peaches back and forth to his newly opened street-corner fruit stand.
In 2002, the first store was opened in an effort to make natural foods accessible to everyone. Up until then, grocers offering fresh, organic choices were either too expensive to shop or too hard to find.
There are currently 126 Sprouts Farmers Market grocery stores in the state of California, more than double that of any other state in the nation. The chain has seen rapid growth, with an increase in stores of nearly 800 percent over the last decade
Sprouts offers a wide selection of products that are minimally processed and free of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and synthetic ingredients. The company says that 90% of its products meet this standard. Sprouts has its own private label brand of products, featuring more than 2,400 items.
Is Trader Joe’s cheaper than Sprouts?
Yes, Trader Joe’s is cheaper than Sprouts Farmers Market. Sprouts often has a few rock-bottom deals they feature prominently, but on average, Trader Joe’s is almost always less expensive than Sprouts across the entire store.
What are the differences between the two stores?
According to How I Got the Job. com,
- Sprouts Farmers has a different sales price every week while Trader Joe’s has the same price throughout according to customer service representative Lora Reitman.
- Sprouts Farmers has more organic products as compared to Trader Joe’s which makes it preferable for people who are into organics.
- While Sprouts Farmers is known for owning a Butcher shop, selling fresh meat, where butchers are trained to custom meat as per the requirement of the customers, this is not the case with Trader Joe’s as it does not own a butcher shop and sell packaged meat which is not always fresh.
- Sprouts Farmers has a wide range of products from toiletries to food items to body care products, while Trader Joe’s does not offer such a wide variety of products.
- Trader Joe’s charges less on certain items in comparison to Sprouts Farmers for instance the organic products and hence customers prefer it more even though Sprouts offer better quality and a wide range of products.
- The ambiance of Trader Joe’s is lively and jovial while Sprouts Farmers has a clean and crisp environment.
Our Social Media Survey “Sprouts Vs. Trader Joe’s…Which is better” showed that both stores are pretty popular and LOVED for different reasons. Trader Joe’s takes the lead when talking about cheaper prices, variety, and accessibility (referring to more locations). Wine LOVERS also like Trader Joe’s wine! On the other hand, Sprouts Farmers Market takes the winning place for product quality. Comments from our survey show that people would love to shop here if there were more locations nearby.
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