Trader Joe’s, Publix at top of Consumer Reports list of best grocery stores in America

Consumer Reports readers weighed in on America’s best supermarkets, and Trader Joe’s, Costco and Publix are near the top of the list in the magazine’s 2019 annual subscriber survey.

The magazine’s readers rated 96 national and regional supermarkets, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Trader Joe’s ranked No. 5, Costco No. 10 and Publix No. 11.

Texas grocer Central Market took the No. 1 spot and Wegman’s was No. 2.

Ratings, published in the April issue and at, were based on more than 75,000 responses on cleanliness, price, food quality and variety, checkout speed and staff helpfulness, selection of healthy options and locally produced foods, among 13 criteria.