For all you food lovers out there, it may be some exciting news that Trader Joe’s is coming to South Jacksonville Beach.

Trader Joe’s is a California-based, specialty grocery chain. Founded in 1958 in the greater Los Angeles area, Trader Joe’s now has more than 400 stores around the country. We can expect this health savvy food source known for its tasty foods, to open this October.


Trader Joe’s describes itself as “your unique grocery store.” Shoppers say it feels like a high-end farmer’s market.

With other locations in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Tampa, South Florida, and Orlando, Trader Joe’s Jacksonville Beach will be a 12,500 sq. ft., building in the South Beach regional center at the intersection of State road A1A and J. Turner Butler Boulevard.

Trader Joe’s stocks about 4,000 items, 80% of them being from their own private labels. The unique super store offers a number of gourmet, organic, vegetarian, imported, odd frozen food, produce, and domestic and imported wine and beer products. Some examples of the diverse brands that Joe’s offers range from Cookie Butter to Organic Super food Pilaf. There is something for everyone to try. Joe’s products come from non-GMO ingredients that are bought directly from suppliers, at the best bargain possible.

“We keep our costs low. Every penny we save is a penny you save,” says Joe’s. Not to mention, the 2 buck chuck! Trader Joe’s sells 750 mL bottles of Charles Shaw branded wine, which has been introduced as a good quality low cost wine, exclusively sold at Trader Joe’s.

So look out for the grocery store that stands out from the rest, soon headed to our neck of the woods.