NEW YORK — A judge in the U.S. District Court here has set a hearing for today in response to Trader Joe’s request for a court order blocking Gristedes’ planned opening on Thursday of a Trader John’s store in Manhattan. As reported in SN on Monday, Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s has filed a lawsuit against Gristedes alleging that the Trader John’s concept violates Trader Joe’s trademark rights. In an interview with SN yesterday, John Catsimatidis, chairman of Gristedes parent Red ...
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