Consumer Reports Survey says Wegman's is Best Supermarket again, Walmart is still last
submitted on April 2, 2015 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
For their annual supermarket survey, Consumer Reports gathered feedback from nearly 63,000 subscribers. Overall satisfaction with shopping experiences at national and regional supermarket chains were evaluated for the period between March 2013 and July 2014. Readers were asked to rate their grocers on traditional characteristics such as service and cleanliness, as well as the selection of local produce and the price of organics at their stores. And once again, Wegman's came out on top, followed by Publix and Trader Joe's. Walmart SuperCenters were consistently ranked lowest in every category except price on every survey since 2005.
Just three of the chains – Wegmans and national chains The Fresh Market and Whole Foods – earned stellar produce scores. Seventeen were below average. Eighteen retailers received low scores for produce variety, notably two big warehouse clubs – Sam’s Club (part of Wal-Mart) and BJ’s Wholesale Club (in the East) – as well as Target and Target Supercenters.
More and more people consider “fresh” — not processed — foods to be important when they shop for groceries, and when it comes to freshness, Wegmans came out on top of Consumer Reports’ annual supermarket survey.