In no great surprise to us loyal Trader Joe’s followers, Consumer Reports rated 52 grucery store chains from over 24,000 people and Trader Joe’s ranked number #2 after Wegman’s! I don’t know what Wegman’s has that’s just a smidge better than Trader Joe’s, but we don’t have Wegman’s anywhere near us here on the West Coast so it’s Trader Joe’s might as well be #1 to us. (BTW, my sister actually works at a Wegman near Baltimore and she fell hard for them when she was in NY a couple of years ago and when the recently expanded into Maryland she got a job!)
On the praise and criticism parts Trader Joe’s got kudos for having Open Checkout, Knowledgeable Staff, Visible Price Labels, Price Scanning Accuracy. On the downside, they got a ding on Parking! (See my FAQ on the parking issue)
I say, way to go Trader Joe’s and keep up the good work!