New Jersey

NJ: Despite Pandemic, Trader Joe's Opening Locations in New Jersey

7 Oct, 2020

Trader Joe's recently opened a 12,500-square-foot store in Freehold, N.J., its 18th store in the state. The location was formerly a Walgreens store.
The Monrovia, Calif.-based retailer poised to open a new and much larger footprint Trader Joe’s in Wayne, N.J., to replace its smaller, existing store in the town, reports Winsight Grocery Business. In July, the retailer opened its first store in Cherry Hills, N.J.
According to Planned Grocery, an approximately 14,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s in Bayonne, N.J. is currently under construction, and is expected to open in 2021. And another location in Jersey City is proposed, though Planned Grocery says Trader Joe’s has been reluctant to confirm that the location is a go.
Despite the pandemic, Trader Joe’s has been ramping up new store openings of late, and not just in New Jersey. In addition to its soon-to-open Wayne, N.J. location, the retailer’s website lists new stores “coming soon” to Coral Springs, Fla., Queen Creek, Ariz., Richmond, Va., and Fort Wayne, Ind. It opened a store in Milpitas, Calif., near San Jose, on Sept. 16.