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The mysterious companies behind Costco's Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe's O's

The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s

They have become forces in their own right and make up around 21% of sales in the $1.7 trillion US grocery industry, according to IRI. But the origins of store brands remain largely secretive. Retailers aren’t typically forthcoming about the companies that make their brands. And manufacturers, likewise, have little incentive to reveal that they’re …

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The mysterious companies behind Costco's Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe's O's | CNN Business

The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s | CNN Business

New York CNN Business  —  Kirkland Signature. Two-Buck Chuck. Simple Truth. Cat & Jack. Great Value. Amazon Basics. Store brands have never been more popular. They have become forces in their own right and make up around 21% of sales in the $1.7 trillion US grocery industry, according to IRI. As prices surge, store brands …

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The mysterious companies behind Costco's Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe's O's :: WRAL.com

The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s :: WRAL.com

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business CNN — Kirkland Signature. Two-Buck Chuck. Simple Truth. Cat & Jack. Great Value. Amazon Basics. Store brands have never been more popular. They have become forces in their own right and make up around 21% of sales in the $1.7 trillion US grocery industry, according to IRI. As prices surge, …

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Trader Joe’s workers vote to unionize for the first time

Trader Joe’s workers vote to unionize for the first time

Comment on this story Comment Trader Joe’s workers at a store in Hadley, Mass., voted 45-31 to unionize, becoming the first at that company to do so, according to the National Labor Relations Board. The union’s victory in western Massachusetts follows a wave of successful union drives this year at high-profile employers that have long …

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Trader Joe’s workers at a Massachusetts store form a union, a milestone in the chain.

Trader Joe’s workers at a Massachusetts store form a union, a milestone in the chain.

Following a recent trend of service workers organizing at companies like Starbucks, Apple and Amazon, employees at a Trader Joe’s in Hadley, Mass., voted to unionize on Thursday. It is the only one of the company’s more than 500 stores with a formal union. The vote was 45 to 31, according to the National Labor …

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