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Fun read about Costco vs TJ's

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givemecarbs Aug 16, 2012 01:12 AM

http://www.wisebread.com/trader-joes-...

  1. sunshine842 Aug 16, 2012 03:29 AM

    I guess I would never have held those two up against one another as some sort of comparison -- while they both sell food, I guess I'm not seeing enough other similarities in their locations, store formats, or business models.

    The real answer? "It depends"

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    1. re: sunshine842
      Rodzilla Aug 16, 2012 03:42 AM

      agreed, that one was flawed from the start.

    2. paulj Aug 16, 2012 08:30 AM

      http://www.fool.com/investing/general...

      Costco's Jim Sinegal (founder, former CEO) likes the TJ business model

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        rasputina Aug 19, 2012 11:52 AM

        Their product lines are apples and oranges and always have been. It's a useless comparison.

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          HillJ Aug 19, 2012 04:39 PM

          Oh I beg to differ (a bit) on the apples & oranges. The common thread is diehard customers. Customers defend Costco & TJ with great zeal.

          1. j
            John Francis Aug 19, 2012 06:27 PM

            Pointless and silly.

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