Alice Coulombe Bio, Wiki
Alice Coulombe is the wife of the late American entrepreneur, Joe Coulombe, who was best known for being the founder of Trader Joe’s, a grocery store chain, in Pasadena, California in 1967.
She is a philanthropist. Alice served on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Opera. Her husband began his career at Rexall. In 1958, Joe was asked to test the launch of Pronto Markets, a store brand to compete against 7-Eleven. After running six Pronto Markets in the Los Angeles area, Rexall asked him to close them down. He decided to buy them out instead.
After a decade of refining his strategy in a competitive environment, he renamed his venture from Pronto Markets to Trader Joe’s in Pasadena in 1967. Coulombe led the chain to success and sold it to German billionaire Theo Albrecht in 1979. He continued with Trader Joe’s as chief executive until retiring in 1988.
Alice Coulombe Education
Coulombe graduated from Stanford University, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in education in 1953 and 1954, respectively.
Alice Coulombe Age
Alice’s age is not known. Her husband, Joe Coulombe, was born on June 3, 1930, in San Diego, California, United States. At the time of his death on February 28, 2020, he was 89 years old.
Alice Coulombe Family
Her parents taught at the University of Michigan. Her dad, William, was a director of the New York Botanical Garden, and the family was devout Christians.
Her parents had introduced Joe Coulombe to a world of foods previously unfamiliar to him, including fresh seafood, fine olive oil, and inexpensive quality wine, and Coulombe figured things like that would be perfect for the younger audience he was seeking.
Alice Coulombe Height
Coulombe stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Alice Coulombe Husband
Alice was married to Joe Coulombe from 1953 till the time of his death on February 28, 2020. The couple was blessed with three children.
Alice Coulombe Net Worth
Alice’s net worth is currently under review and the information will be updated as soon as it’s available. Her husband had an estimated net worth is $100 Million at the time of his death.
Alice Coulombe Husband’s Death
Alice’s husband died on February 28, 2020, at the age of 89. His son, Joe Coulombe, said in a statement that his father died following a long illness.
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