The Providence Trader Joe’s is Finally Open

Locals will be able to get their hands on everything bagel crackers and mini brie bites sooner than they think.
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After months of anticipation, the popular grocery store chain known for its yummy snacks and fair prices has finally opened its doors in Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood. The location’s captain (a Trader Joe’s term for store leader or manager), Linda Iannitti, and other crew members held a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony ten minutes prior to the doors opening at 8 a.m. Today’s grand opening celebration will also include product giveaways and seasonal food samples throughout the day.

Following the success of the Warwick location, the new 9,408 square foot store at 425 South Main Street is the second Trader Joe’s to come to Rhode Island. According to the company, the store’s interior pays homage to the Creative Capital with murals depicting Federal Hill, Brown University, India Point and more. The new location is also dedicated to hiring locally, having already filled eighty new positions with plans to add more. Anyone interested in applying may visit

Furthermore, the Providence Trader Joe’s is taking part in the company’s Neighborhood Share Program, meaning 100% of unsold yet still “fit to enjoy” products will be donated daily to local non-profits and community-based organizations.

For those who have not yet had the delight of becoming a “Trader Bro,” a step inside one of these stores yield numerous unique goods under the Trader Joe’s label, such as Mandarin orange chicken, bulgar pilaf with butternut squash and feta cheese, everything bagel crackers, cold brew concentrate, baked cheese crunchies, pepper jelly, mini brie bites and plantain chips, as well as everyday grocery basics like milk, eggs and fresh produce. The chain also puts emphasis on providing the best quality products for the best prices. For more information about the company and its newest location, visit

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