New Vendor Requirements
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trader Joe’s Vendor. We are always excited to hear from potential partners.
Before you contact us, we’d like to clarify some important basic requirements:
We are keenly focused on providing products that offer real value – great
quality at a great price.
We will only deal directly with manufacturers or growers, rather than purchasing
through brokers, distributors, sales agents or other middlemen.
We do not buy recipes or product concepts.
Trader Joe’s brand products contain NO artificial flavors, artificial
preservatives, MSG, added trans fats, dairy ingredients from rBST sources or genetically
Trader Joe's brand products contain colors derived only from naturally available products.
We buy only products that are produced in FDA or USDA licensed and approved commercial
manufacturing facilities that possess a variety of food safety certifications, including
GMP and HACCP.
All vendors must be prepared to provide nutritional analysis for the products they produce
via a Third Party Laboratory Analysis (AOAC method only) or a Computerized Recipe Analysis,
if performed by a qualified professional provider trained in nutrition and/or food science,
using a USDA standardized nutrient analysis software database current within two years.
All Vendors must be prepared to provide a validated third party lab shelf life data analysis.
All vendors must be prepared to provide product liability insurance.
If you agree with our focus and can meet our basic requirements, then we would like to hear from you.
Please note: to be considered, you must complete our New Vendor Form. We do not accept unsolicited
requests or materials dropped off at our offices.
New Vendor Form