Joe Coulombe Biography
Joe Coulombe, who founded Trader Joe’s, a popular grocery store known for its kitschy look and favorite private label wine called ‘ Two Buck Chuck, ‘ died late Friday at his home in Pasadena, California. He was 89 years old. Coulombe’s son, also named Joe, said in a statement that his father died as a result of a long illness.
Joe Coulombe Biography
Joseph Hardin Coulombe
June 3, 1930
San Diego, California, United States
February 28, 2020
Joe Coulombe Career
His career began at Rexall. He was asked in 1958 to test the launch of Pronto Markets, a supermarket brand that would compete against 7-Eleven. Rexall has asked Coulombe to close them down after operating six Pronto Markets in the Los Angeles area. Coulombe had agreed instead to buy them out.
Coulombe changed his company from Pronto Markets to Trader Joe’s in Pasadena in 1967 after a decade of developing his approach within a competitive environment. He led the chain to success, and in 1979 sold it to German Milliardaire Theo Albrecht. Coulombe Joe Coulombe served as chief executive of Trader Joe’s until his retirement in 1988.
He has served on the Cost Plus and True Religion Apparel board of directors.
Joe Coulombe Education
He graduated with a Degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1952 and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1954.
Joe Coulombe Wife And Children
At a party while in college, Coulombe met his wife, Alice Steere. They married when they were both in graduate school in 1952, and then went on to have three kids.
Alice herself is a Philanthropist. She has served on the Los Angeles Opera Board of Trustees. At the University of Michigan, Alice’s parents taught, and father William was a New York Botanical Garden owner, and they were devoted Christians.
Alice and Coulombe have Three Children.
Joe Coulombe Cause Of Death
The man who created the demand for Trader Joe with a dream that college-educated yet poorly paid youth would have died eating healthy food if only they could afford it.
The family of Joe Coulombe says he died Friday at the age of 89.
Over the years, Coulombe, who enjoyed sailing, admitted that he was intrigued by the South Seas and put Trader in the name and a nautical theme inside the stores to give customers that exotic appeal.
Coulombe is survived by six grandchildren, in addition to his three 67-year-old children and wife.
Joe Coulombe Net Worth
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