Consumer Reports just found Wegmans to be the number one grocery store.
Wegmans Food Markets has been ranked as the No. 1 supermarket in the country by customers in the latest Consumer Reports survey.
The Gates-based grocer edged out Trader Joe’s, Publix, Costco, Sprouts, Tops Markets and 49 other grocery stores.
More than 27,000 readers rated the nation’s major grocery stores based on service, quality of perishables, prices and cleanliness. Wegmans received an overall rating of 87 out of 100, with 100 representing “completely satisfied.” Both Wegmans and Trader Joe’s earned the highest possible marks for service, defined by employee courtesy and checkout speed.
“We have always believed that if you meet the needs of your employees they will in turn take care of your customers,” said Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale. “That has been the central philosophy of this company for many years and it has a proven track record of working.”