5 grocery chains that Americans love and respect

Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesWegmans took the top spot.
  • A grocery company topped The Harris Poll’s 2019 ranking of the companies with the best reputations.
  • Wegmans– a grocery chain based in upstate New York – took the top spot.
  • Several other well-known grocery chains also fared well in the rankings.

American shoppers have a lot of respect for Wegmans.

The Harris Poll and Axios recently put together a ranking of companies with the best reputations among consumers.

First, The Harris Poll surveyed 18,228 American adults to rank which companies are the most “visible” to the public. The top 100 most visible companies were then assigned reputation quotients based on 6,118 adult participants’ perceptions of each brand’s social responsibility, vision and leadership, financial performance, products and services, emotional appeal, and workplace environment.

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According to Axios, a score over 70 denotes a “good reputation.” Brands that were scored 75 and up possess a “very good” reputation, while companies that were scored over 80 have an “excellent” reputation with consumers. Five companies that specialize in selling groceries earned a score of at least 70 out of 100.

Here are the grocery chains with the best reputations:


F Delventhal/FlickrAldi was founded in 1946.

Aldi is a German supermarket chain with locations throughout the US.

2019 reputation score: 77.4


Virginia Retail/FlickrKroger was founded in 1883.

Kroger is a US supermarket chain based in Cincinnati.

2019 reputation score: 77.9


Costco is a members-only warehouse club that’s headquartered in Issaquah, Washington.

2019 reputation score: 78.6


Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos / FlickrPublix was founded in 1930.

Publix is a Florida-based supermarket chain with stores throughout the southeast US.

2019 reputation score: 80.3


GlassdoorWegmans was founded in 1916.

Based in New York’s Rochester county, Wegmans is a grocery chain with stores in New England and the mid-Atlantic region.

2019 reputation score: 83

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