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Customers Weigh In On Most Trustworthy Grocers, Brands

Newsweek shares results of 2nd annual ranking of "Most Trustworthy Companies in America."

  • The news site is out with its annual list of the “Most Trustworthy Companies in America” that includes several grocers, food and beverage manufacturers and consumer goods businesses. Newsweek compiled the list with research partner Statista, assessing 700 U.S. companies across nearly two dozen industries.

  • The grocers and c-store operators earning the top marks for trustworthiness include the following, ranked in descending order:

Publix Super Markets

WinCo Foods

The Kroger Co.

Harris Teeter Supermarkets

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Brookshire’s Floral and Pharmacy

The Fresh Market


Sprouts Farmers Market

Wakefern Food Corp.

Albertsons Cos.

Southeastern Grocers

  • In the more broadly-defined retail category, companies that have grocery offerings also scored big points for trust, such as Amazon (No. 1), United Natural Foods, Inc. (No. 4), Costco (No. 5), Target (No. 14) and Walmart (No. 25).

  • As for manufactures, consumer goods companies landing in the top 10 trustworthiness include the Clorox Co., Colgate-Palmolive and Proctor & Gamble. In the food and beverage space, the top 10 most trusted companies were, in order: Quaker Oats Co., The Hershey Co., Kellogg Co., Campbell Soup Co., Gordon Food Service Inc., Whole Food Market/Amazon, Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., Land O'Lakes, INC., the Kraft Heinz Co. and Bram's Inc.

SOURCE: Progressive Grocer 3/31/23

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