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23 Reasons Trader Joe's Is The Best Grocery Store That Ever Was

Wegmans is OK, but do they have $3 wine and decorative totem poles? I think not.

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22. Why so nice? Probably because Trader Joe's pays staff members really well. Another plus.

According to this 2010 CNN Money article, Trader Joe's full-time crew members (the people that stock the shelves, ring up and bag groceries, and help customers in the aisles) can earn starting salaries between $40,000-$60,000 a year with benefits. Also, "Trader Joe's annually contributes 15.4% of employees' gross income to tax-deferred retirement accounts. By industry standards, that is A LOT.

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