Wegmans ties with Publix for America's favorite grocery stores in new study

May 9, 2017
Originally published on May 9, 2017 3:25 pm

Wegmans and Publix are America’s favorite grocery retailers, tying for first place in a consumer study of more than 12,700  shoppers conducted by the research firm Market Force Information.

It’s the 2nd consecutive year that the Rochester based chain has held the top spot in the annual study, after unseating Trader Joe’s last year.

In the latest survey, Trader Joe’s is a close second and H-E-B, a Texas-based chain, is third.

According to Market Force, Publix was a clear leader in a category about shoppers being able to find the items they want. Publix was also found to have the cleanest stores and fastest checkout speeds. Wegmans ranked highest for its specialty department service and a close second for item availability.