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Yesterday MNB took note of a USA Today story that identified the nation's favorite supermarket chains, state-by-state, saying that its rankings are "based on data suggesting chain popularity compiled from Yelp and Google Trends … From Yelp, we determined the five supermarket chains with the most reviews in each state and compared their Google search frequency for a one-week period using Google Trends. The chain with the highest search frequency in each state was considered to be the most popular, and by extension the best according to grocery customers."

We listed them … but apparently missed one, as an MNB reader pointed out:

It happens all the time, so I'm not surprised that Kansas didn't make your list; however, on the USA Today article, we were there. 

Hy-Vee ranked first in Kansas, though in rural areas of the state (which encompasses most of our beloved state), there are no Hy-Vee stores. 

Contrary to popular belief, we not only grow what we eat here, but we shop for groceries just like everyone else.


Trust me, the omission was inadvertent. I love Kansas, and I love Hy-Vee.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
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