What Are America’s Worst Supermarkets?

Consumer Reports surveyed the country and found out
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What are the worst supermarkets in the country? Consumer Reports surveyed more than 24,000 American shoppers, and assembled a list of 12. Their criteria were fairly straightforward: speedy checkout, cleanliness, and the quality of perishables were the prime factors, and according to the report the biggest complaints were regarding dirtiness and crowds. Here’s the list!

12. Stop & Shop
11. Acme
10. Ralph's
9. Pick ‘n Save 
8. Food Lion
7. Weis Markets
6. Tops Markets
5. Jewel-Osco 
4. A & P
3. Shaw’s
2. Wal-Mart Supercenter
1. Pathmark


According to Latinos Post, 54 grocery store chains were considered, and were given scores from one to 100 based on the survey respondents’ answers. Pathmark, which is exclusive to the East Coast, only earned a score of 68, just inching out Wal-Mart’s 69. Both stores were cited for being very unclean, and Wal-Mart in particular was called out for having unhelpful employees. Pathmark declined to comment when contacted by The Daily Meal.