Whole Foods Beats Trader Joe's in Ranking of Most Popular Grocery Stores
USA - No matter how many people are rooting for grocery delivery and programs, shoppers will still visit actual stores. But just like restaurants and services, grocery stores also fall under the scrutiny of steely reviewers. From big names like Whole Foods to regional niche favorites like Hong Kong Supermarket, reviewers have rated everything in between on Yelp, and 24/7 Tempo has compiled what it believes to be the top 30 markets in the nation, naming Whole Foods Markets as the top organic grocery store.
A business school study of grocery store customer loyalty last year found that 83 percent of shoppers regularly visited between four and nine stores for groceries over a 12-month period. 24/7 Tempo grabbed the top 350 supermarkets, excluding restaurants and delis, and honed in on the top representative store if it was part of a chain. According to 24/7 Tempo, the factors taken into consideration for the list were: convenience, store organization, cleanliness, price, shopper rewards programs, availability of specific products, how a chain treats its employees, and how the parent company is perceived to behave in general. If you ask me, that’s a lot of research to find a good place to buy some dinner. Amongst that list were:
- Eataly NYC Flatiron, New York, NY–1st
- Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX–5th
- Trader Joe’s, New York, NY–6th
- Costco, Honolulu, HI–8th
- Safeway, San Francisco, CA–14th
For the full list of supermarkets and the Yelp reviews to back it up, click here. Us here at ANUK will be taking notes on where to visit when we go traveling.