Trader Joe’s franchises are unavailable for purchase. Instead of selling franchises and permitting local ownership, it is a private corporation that supplies and maintains all its individual locations directly.
While Trader Joe’s does not sell individual franchises, it does provide possibilities to become a vendor to individuals who have a product that fulfils specific health and safety regulations, which may be seen on the company’s website. The Vendor Inquiry Form is available on the Trader Joe’s website for anyone who are interested in this opportunity.
In addition to employment opportunities, Trader Joe’s accepts applications for Mate and Crew roles. Internal promotions allow for further development to roles such as Merchant and Captain. Applications must be submitted in person at the shop where the desired employment is located.
On the Trader Joe’s website, there is also a location request form where individuals may submit their names, contact information, the city and state where they would want Trader Joe’s to open a store, and any further comments.
Customers are asked to reach out to Trader Joe’s with any inquiries. There is a contact form on the Trader Joe’s website for general inquiries, as well as a store locator with addresses and phone numbers.