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Posted 12 months ago in Your Job & The Law by Josh Crank  
Trader Joe’s Picks a Fight With a Pirate

If you’ve ever experienced the euphoria brought on by Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered potato chips, you might say Canadian Michael Hallatt is doing God’s work. Using a cargo van that may as well be Santa’s sleigh when fully loaded, Hallatt hauls thousands of dollars worth of Trader Joe’s products from Washington state, where they’re sold, to Vancouver, where they aren’t. The products ultimately land on the shelves of Pirate Joe’s, a small shop where non-perishable Trader Joe’s goodies are resold at …

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