Are These America's Worst Supermarkets? (Slideshow)
#13 Giant Eagle
This chain, which has locations in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana, scored a 73.
Safeway’s higher-end arm, which boasts full-service banks, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and copy centers, has locations in California and Nevada. It got a “neutral” score for service, courteousness, and price satisfaction, with a score of 73.
#11 Price Chopper
With locations throughout the Northeast, Price Chopper is currently owned by the fourth generation of the family that started it in 1932. That doesn’t mean it’s amazing, though; it also scored 73 points.
With 2,400 stores, Safeway is one of the Western and Central U.S.’s largest chains. It also earned just 73 points.
#9 Food Lion
Food Lion has locations in the Mid- and South-Atlantic regions of the U.S., and earned just 72 points, with neutral grades in every category.
#8 Stop & Shop
This northeastern chain earned negative reviews for price satisfaction, and neutral scores for cleanliness, perishables, and service, with 72 points.
This Midwestern chain also earned 72 points, with a poor score on price and neutral scores on service and perishables.
Located in New York and Pennsylvania, Tops earned 72 points, with negative ratings for price and neutral scores for perishables, cleanliness, and service.
#5 Pick ‘n Save
Located in Wisconsin, this chain also got 72 points, with neutral scores on service, price and perishables.
Earning 70 points, this Mid-Atlantic chain earned a negative score on price and neutral scores for perishables and service.
Also earning 70 points, this Northeast and Mid-Atlantic chain received negative scores for service and cleanliness and neutral scores for price and perishables.
#2 Shaw’s Supermarkets
This New England chain received a negative score for price, with neutral grades on food quality, cleanliness, and service, earning it 69 points.
The country’s largest retailer is also its worst supermarket, according to Consumer Reports: earning a dismal 67 points, shoppers gave it poor grades due to out-of stock items, a lack of open checkouts, and poor labeling.