Monday, December 22, 2014

Survey: Trader Joe's favorite grocery store

Almonds in the shell from Trader Joe´s stores.
Almonds in the shell from Trader Joe's stores. RON TARVER / Staff Photographer

Trader Joe's topped the list of favored grocery stores in a survey of 6,600 consumers by a "consumer intelligence" firm, but Whole Foods also fared among the top three.

Market Force Information said its survey showed Trader Joe’s was the favorite grocery store in North America based on customer satisfaction.

The study of grocery retailers was designed to find where consumers prefer to shop, as well as why they favor one grocer to another. When asked to rate overall satisfaction, consumers also scored Wegmans and ALDI as high.

The study did not have a focus on the Philadelphia region, so results included some grocery chains without a local presence.

Where do you shop when stocking the refrigerator and pantry? (You can give more than one answer)
Trader Joe's
 
  524 (29.6%)
ShopRite
 
  548 (30.9%)
Target
 
  187 (10.6%)
Walmart
 
  206 (11.6%)
Pathmark
 
  87 (4.9%)
Whole Foods
 
  354 (20.0%)
Wegmans
 
  800 (45.1%)
Wawa
 
  67 (3.8%)
7-Eleven
 
  15 (0.8%)
Costco
 
  170 (9.6%)
Sam's Club
 
  73 (4.1%)
Total votes = 1772

Among the most recommended nationally:

- Trader Joe's

- Whole Foods

- Publix

- Aldi

- Target

- H-E-B (a Texas-based chain)

- Costco

- WinCo

- King Scoopers

- Hy-Vee

- Winn-Dixie

- Sam's Club

- Kroger

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