Trader Joe’s is open – and crazy crowded

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METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – America’s newest Trader Joe’s is a little busy on the first day.

The parking lot is packed.  Inside the store, it’s even more crazy and crowded.

If you haven’t been and wonder what all the commotion is over a grocery store, well, it’s really a lot more.

Trader Joe’s is a California store opened in 1958 by a guy whose name was Joe.

People shop at more than 500 locations across the country for the kind of products you can’t get at any other store.

14359601_1243229989083078_1532738596602118144_nTrader Joe’s likes to say that shopping at one of its stores is unlike shopping at any other store.  It’s a neighborhood kind of grocery store.

The shelves are filled with unique, interesting products at good prices.

And if you see something you think you like, but you’re not sure how it tastes, just ask.

Trader Joe’s will open up any box or package of anything and give you a bite to sample.

And their food products are all GMO and preservative-free.