The grocery market has a lot of options. And when it comes to organic and healthier brands, the competition can be fierce.
Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both occupy a similar segment in the grocery market. Both have a wide range of healthy options — including vegan and organic products — and both have eco-friendly policies that find favor in the eyes of the environmentally conscious.
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When Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion, the e-commerce giant went on to expand online delivery and deals for Amazon Prime members. With 500 stores in North America and the United Kingdom, Whole Foods has found a niche in health-conscious shoppers as well as Prime members looking for deals.
Trader Joe’s doesn’t have the Amazon advantage. But with 488 stores across the US, the nautical-themed grocery store is a worthy competitor for Whole Foods.
Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have a lot in common. But in this health-focused grocery store showdown, there can be only one winner.
We visited both grocery stores to determine which was better.