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Yesterday on MNB, we took note of Consumer Reports' annual rankings of the nation's supermarkets, based on how its readers gauge their service levels, prices, cleanliness and perishables quality.

As noted here,Wegmans topped the list, followed by Trader Joe's, Publix, Costco, Sprouts Farmers Market, Market Basket, Raley's, Fareway, Stater Bros. and Winco.

But while MNB had a link to the complete list, it quickly became evident that the list was inaccessible unless one has a subscription to Consumer Reports. And so, as a public service (especially to the dozens of people outraged that HEB did not make the top 10), here is the rest of the list:

Aldi, Hy-Vee, Harris-Teeter, HEB, Whole Foods, Hannaford, Fry's, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Meijer, Smith's Food & Drug, Schnucks, Ingles, ShopRite, Kroger, Target, Save Mart, save-A-Lot, Giant, Big Y, Piggly Wiggly, Bi-Lo, Weis, IGA, Sam's Club, Ralphs, BJ's Wholesale Club, County Market, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Giant of Landover, Winn-Dixie, Giant Eagle, Vons, Price Chopper, Safeway, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Jewel-Osco, Tops, Pick 'n Save, Acme, Pathmark, Shaws, Walmart Supercenter.
KC's View:
I agree with the observation by many readers that this survey is of questionable value, simply because the rankings in some cases seem nonsensical.