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We’ve always known that people love Wegmans. The perks for shoppers, happy employees and outrageously good customer service make grocery shopping a walk in the park! It’s now officially the country’s “Favorite Grocery Store Chain,” according to a survey of more than 12,800 consumers. In its grocery survey for 2018, Market Force Information asked about store cleanliness, checkout speed, item availability and more.
For many shoppers, it’s no surprise that Wegmans was crowned the best grocery store in America! A close second goes to Publix. (Last year, Publix and Wegmans were tied for #1.)
Honorable Mentions Worth Mentioning
Wegmans might be America’s Favorite Grocery Chain, but Publix provides some serious competition. They actually tied with Wegmans in terms of store cleanliness and item availability. Publix was also the highest-ranked chain when it comes to being able to find items in the aisle. Trader Joe’s earned the top score for its fast checkouts and courteous cashiers. The Value Leader was Aldi—no surprise there!
The Best Grocery Stores in the US
Here’s a look at the Top 10 grocery stores, as ranked by Market Force’s Composite Loyalty Index:
- Wegmans (77%)
- Publix (76%)
- Trader Joe’s (75%)
- ALDI (70%)
- H-E-B (69%)
- Fry’s (66%)
- WinCo Foods (65%)
- Costco (65%)
- Harris Teeter (64%)
- Sam’s Club and Whole Foods Market (60%)
Don’t Know Wegmans?
Wegmans is a family-owned, regional supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. Wegmans has a high-quality shopping experience, with “a spectacular abundance of choice, restaurant-quality prepared foods; beautiful stores and displays and a nearly telepathic level of customer service.”
Wegmans is also ranked second on Fortune’s 2018 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Employees have a lot to say about why Wegmans is so great!