A look inside the new Salt Lake City Trader Joe’s

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: November 29, 2012 08:56AM
Updated: March 6, 2013 11:34PM
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Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo Trader Joe's employees stock shelves and organize the 12,700-square-foot store at 634 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City in 2012. The store is opening a second Utah location in Cottonwood Heights in 2015.

On Wednesday, Trader Joe’s invited Salt Lake Tribune reporters and a photographer inside the Salt Lake City store, which has its grand opening at 8 a.m. Friday.

New employees were still stocking shelves, making aisle signs and preparing the store for the big opening. The location at 634 E. 400 South, like other Trader Joe’s, sells specialty and organic foods and produce. More than 80 percent of what is offered is Trader Joe’s-branded food, including Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil, Trader Joe’s Honey-O’s cereal, Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s cookies and more.

The store’s hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.