Local Supermarkets At Top And Bottom Of New Survey

By Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal

BOSTON (CBS) – There’s a new Consumer Reports survey out on the best and worst supermarket chains in the country and a newcomer to Massachusetts sits at the top.

Wegman’s came in at number one on the list with a score of 88 out of 100.

Wegman’s opened its first Massachusetts store in Northboro back in October and has plans for stores in Westwood, Chestnut Hill , Burlington and Boston.

Other chains with local stores that cracked the top 10 include Trader Joe’s at number two, Costco at five and Tewksbury-based Market Basket at seven.

However, some of the state’s biggest chains also scored near the bottom.

Stop & Shop was ranked number 41 on the list out of 52 chains.

Shaw’s finished near the bottom at 50.

More than 24,000 readers took part in the Consumer Reports survey.

They rated service, quality of produce and meat, price and cleanliness.

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.

You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @lvanderpool.


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