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Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Has Agreed to Throw in the Towel

Source: Grub Street NY

Pour one out for Vancouver’s supplies of Speculoos Cookie Butter. The five-plus-year reign of Pirate Joe’s, Canada’s rogue Trader Joe’s, has come to a sad, permanent end. Mike Hallatt started his unsanctioned resell shop in 2012, after moving to Vancouver from California. He couldn’t …

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Court Says Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Might Violate U.S. Law

Source: Grub Street NY

Since 2012, Michael Hallatt has operated a retail store that sells Trader Joe’s products at a high markup to desperate people in Canada, where the chain has no presence. He has absolutely no authorization to do this, but maintains he’s found a loophole so the business …

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