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Consumer Reports' ratings of supermarkets in the Northeast

Consumer Reports ranked 62 different supermarkets across the nation, and also ranked how 25 of those in the Northeast fared.

Readers graded each chain on a dozen categories from excellent to poor, from everything from cleanliness, pricing, selection and quality of various items.

Check out which grocery store chains fared the best and which ones needed improvement according to the survey.

25.) Walmart

Reader score: 66 (Fair) Locations: Nationwide Walmart ranked
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Reader score: 66 (Fair)
Locations: Nationwide

Walmart ranked very well for competitive prices, but poorly for store cleanliness, staff courtesy, checkout speed, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality and local produce quantity.

24.) Tops Friendly Markets

Reader score: 68 (Fair) Locations: Massachusetts, New York,
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Reader score: 68 (Fair)
Locations: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont

Tops earned a good score for store cleanliness, but fared poorly for produce quality and prices for organic options in the Consumer Reports survey.

23.) Shaw's

Reader score: 68 (Fair) Locations: Massachusetts, Maine, New
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Reader score: 68 (Fair)
Locations: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

The New England chain got good marks for store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy and selection of healthy options, but received poor marks for competitive prices, prices of organic options and local produce quantity.

22.) Stop & Shop

Reader score: 69 (Fair) Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
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Reader score: 69 (Fair)
Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island

Stop & Shop got good marks for its store cleanliness and selection of healthy options, but earned poor marks for checkout speed and prices of organic options.

21.) Acme

Reader score: 70 (Fair) Locations: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland,
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Reader score: 70 (Fair)
Locations: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

Acme scored good marks for store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy, meats/poultry quality and selection of healthy options, but poor marks for competitive prices and prices of organic options.

20.) Martin's

Reader score: 73 (Good) Locations: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
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Reader score: 73 (Good)
Locations: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

Martin's received a good rating for store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality, store brand quality and selection of healthy options, and a fair score for competitive prices, checkout speed, prices of organic options and local produce quantity.

19.) Giant Eagle

Reader score: 73 (Good) Locations: Ohio and Pennsylvania
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Reader score: 73 (Good)
Locations: Ohio and Pennsylvania

Giant Eagle got a very good score in the store cleanliness and store-prepared food categories, but also netted a poor rating for competitive pricing and pricing of organic options.

18.) Price Chopper

Reader score: 73 (Good) Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
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Reader score: 73 (Good)
Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont

Consumer Reports readers gave Price Chopper a good score for store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality, store brand quality and selection of healthy options, but gave it a poor score for pricing of organic options.

17.) Food Lion

Reader score: 74 (Good) Locations: Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky,
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Reader score: 74 (Good)
Locations: Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

Food Lion scored a good rating for store cleanliness, competitive prices, staff courtesy, checkout speed and store brand quality, but a poor score for local produce quantity.

16.) Target / SuperTarget

Reader score: 75 (Good) Locations: Nationwide Target and
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Reader score: 75 (Good)
Locations: Nationwide

Target and SuperTargets stores earned very good marks from Consumer Reports readers for store cleanliness and competitive prices, but received a poor score for store-prepared food, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality and local produce quantity.

15.) IGA

Reader score: 75 (Good) Locations: Nationwide IGA earned
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Reader score: 75 (Good)
Locations: Nationwide

IGA earned a very good rating for both staff courtesy and checkout speed, but a poor rating for prices of organic options.

14.) Weis

Reader score: 75 (Good) Locations: Delaware, Maryland, New
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Reader score: 75 (Good)
Locations: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

Weis got good marks for its store cleanliness, competitive prices, store-prepared food, staff courtesy, checkout speed, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality, store brand quality and selection of healthy options, but earned a fair rating for prices of organic options and local produce quantity.

13.) Giant (Pennsylvania)

Reader score: 75 (Good) Locations: Pennsylvania Giant scored
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Reader score: 75 (Good)
Locations: Pennsylvania

Giant scored a good rating for store cleanliness, competitive prices, store-prepared food, staff courtesy, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality, store brand quality and selection of healthy options, but fair for checkout speed, price of organic options and local produce quantity.

12.) Sam's Club

Reader score: 76 (Good) Locations: Nationwide Sam's Club
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Reader score: 76 (Good)
Locations: Nationwide

Sam's Club earned very good marks for competitive prices and store-prepared food, but poor in checkout speed and local produce quantity.

11.) Big Y

Reader score: 77 (Good) Locations: Connecticut and Massachusetts
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Reader score: 77 (Good)
Locations: Connecticut and Massachusetts

Consumer Reports readers gave Big Y a very good rating for store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy and selection of healthy options, but they gave just a fair mark for competitive pricing and prices of organic options.

10.) ShopRite

Reader score: 78 (Good) Locations: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland,
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Reader score: 78 (Good)
Locations: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

ShopRite earned a very good mark from Consumer Reports readers for its competitive prices, but just a fair grade for checkout speed, produce quality and prices of organic options.

9.) BJ's Wholesale Club

Reader score: 78 (Good) Locations: Nationwide BJ's Wholesale
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Reader score: 78 (Good)
Locations: Nationwide

BJ's Wholesale Club earned very good marks for its competitive pricing, but also a poor grade for its local produce quantity.

8.) Whole Foods Market

Reader score: 78 (Good) Locations: Nationwide Whole Foods
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Reader score: 78 (Good)
Locations: Nationwide

Whole Foods earned excellent grades for its meats/poultry quality and selection of healthy options, but poor ratings for competitive pricing and prices of organic options.

7.) Hannaford

Reader score: 78 (Good) Locations: Maine, Massachusetts, New
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Reader score: 78 (Good)
Locations: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont

Hannaford earned very good marks for store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy and selection of healthy options, while just fair for prices of organic options.

6.) Aldi

Reader score: 83 (Very Good) Locations: Nationwide Aldi
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Reader score: 83 (Very Good)
Locations: Nationwide

Aldi earned an excellent grade for its competitive pricing, but poor marks for store-prepared food and local produce quantity.

5.) Military Commissary

Reader score: 85 (Very Good) Locations: Nationwide The
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Reader score: 85 (Very Good)
Locations: Nationwide

The stores located on military bases for personnel and their families earned an excellent score for competitive pricing, with their lowest score being a fair for local produce quantity.

4). Costco

Reader score: 85 (Very Good) Locations: Nationwide Costco
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Reader score: 85 (Very Good)
Locations: Nationwide

Costco earned excellent marks for its competitive pricing and store-prepared food from Consumer Reports readers, but poor marks for local produce quantity.

3.) Trader Joe's

Reader score: 86 (Very Good) Locations: Nationwide Trader
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Reader score: 86 (Very Good)
Locations: Nationwide

Trader Joe's earned excellent marks for its store cleanliness, competitive prices, staff courtesy, store brand quality and selection of healthy options, and just a pair of fair marks for produce variety and local produce quantity.

2.) Market Basket

Reader score: 86 (Very Good) Locations: Maine, Massachusetts
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Reader score: 86 (Very Good)
Locations: Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Market Basket earned an excellent rating in competitive prices from Consumer Reports readers. Its lowest marks were in the good category for produce quality, meats/poultry quality and local produce quantity.

1.) Wegmans

Reader score: 89 (Excellent) Locations: Maryland, Massachusetts, New
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Reader score: 89 (Excellent)
Locations: Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia

The only grocery store chain to earn an excellent rating from Consumer Reports readers, the chain got excellent ratings in nine categories: store cleanliness, store-prepared food, staff courtesy, checkout speed, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality, selection of healthy options and local produce quantity. Its lowest rating was a good for prices of organic options.

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