Trader Joe's Grocery Bringing New San Diego Locations To Poway & Santee

December 21, 2023 

Popular American grocery chain, Trader Joe's, is opening new San Diego locations in Poway and Santee.

Founded in 1967 by Joe Coulombe in Pasadena, CA, Trader Joe's is a value-oriented, Tiki-themed grocery chain that now has more than 500 locations, including 10 branches in San Diego County. In 1979, German-native Theo Albrecht, who is also the founder of Aldi grocery, bought the company as a personal investment for his family.

Earlier this week, a Trader Joe's spokesperson confirmed a branch of the store would be coming to an undisclosed address in San Diego's East County of Santee in 2024. Public records also show that a new location is opening within Poway City Centre. 

The newest San Diego branch of Trader Joe's is expected to open in mid-2024 at 13644 Poway Road in San Diego's Poway community. For more information, visit