The Best Supermarkets in America, Ranked

What's the best thing about the grocery store where you spend your hard-earned money? Does it have the best produce? The lowest prices? Is the customer service second to none? Or do you just go to the supermarket you've been going to all your life? Well, what if we told you there was a grocery store that gives you the very best of all these worlds? According to the 10,000 U.S. homes polled for the 2022 dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), these are the top grocery stores in the country, ranked.

15. Fareway

If you don't live in the Midwest — specifically Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska — then you probably don't shop at Fareway. But the family-owned supermarket has over 130 stores throughout these states, and its customers are certainly very happy. Fareway polled above the likes of the Giant Company, Brookshires, Food Lion, and Hy-Vee.

Customer is king

“We go above and beyond to provide the highest-quality grocery items at affordable prices with second-to-none customer service,” Fareway states on its website. And it seems that it delivers on these fronts. A 2017 survey from Consumer Reports found that Fareway’s visitors rated the grocery store “excellent” for the friendliness of its staff, the quality of its produce, and value for money.

14. BJs Wholesale

BJs Wholesale didn’t manage to break into the top 15 of the dunnhumby RPI released in early 2021. But the membership-only store seemingly made a big impression on customers throughout the year. After all, BJs rose above the competition for the 2022 RPI edition, becoming one of the highest climbers in the rankings. The dunnhumby report tried to nail down exactly what BJs’ East Coast customers loved the most.

Live generously

According to dunnhumby, BJs was one of three supermarkets — along with the Giant Company and Food Lion — that had concentrated on the “personalization of the customer experience.” That could include offering customers coupons and promotions that were meaningful for the individual. This, combined with a smooth operation and products that appear to be good value for money, were significant factors in BJs’ 2022 ranking.