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America Just Named Its Top Grocery Store. Did Your Favorite Rank #1?

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Based on the overall shopping experience, this store ended up taking the cake!

We all know shopping at a grocery store isn’t just about running errands—it’s all about the experience. From engaging with the brand to enjoying the shopping experience, every detail matters. Which inevitably means some grocery stores are favored over others.

In a survey of over 12,800 US customers, Market Force Information was able to pull rankings for the top grocery stores in America. These grocery stores were determined based on satisfaction of their most recent shopping trip and the likelihood they’d recommend the store to a friend.

So…who took the cake? Drumroll, please! Customers rated Wegmans as the best grocery store in America. This is the third consecutive year that the store has taken the top spot in the study. (Unfamiliar with the grocery store? Here’s what you’re missing out on.)

Wegmans scored 77 percent on Market Force’s Composite Loyalty Index, narrowly edging ahead of Publix Super Markets. Comparatively, Trader Joe’s scored 75 percent. Closely following behind is ALDI with 70 percent, and H-E-B with 69 percent.

It’s not just the customers who love the store—but the employees, too. Wegman routinely snags top spots on  Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Although this company is seen as the top dog in the grocery store business, each store had it’s own positive qualities. Out of the group studied, Publix was ranked the cleanest and Trader Joe’s had the speediest checkout lanes. Aldi was heralded for it’s low, low prices (here are a few best-value items you should always buy there), and ShopRite had the best sales and promotions.

Here’s the full list of top grocery stores ranked by Market Force Information:

Are you also a huge fan of Wegmans? Then you are going to love these 7 perks only Wegmans shoppers know about!

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Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

My family is crazy about this slow cooker chili because it uses ingredients you don't usually find in chili. Believe it or not, I discovered that pumpkin is what makes the dish so special. Cook up a big batch and freeze some for later; it tastes even better reheated. —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan
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Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The slow cooker not only makes this an easy meal, but it keeps the pork tender, saucy and loaded with flavor. —Beki Kosydar-Krantz, Mayfield, Pennsylvania
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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast

My husband and I like chuck roast recipes, so this slow-cooked recipe is terrific. You'll also love how flavorful and tender this comforting roast turns out. —Bette McCumber, Schenectady, New York
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Conga Lime Pork

Dinner guests won’t be too shy to get in line when this yummy chipotle pork moves to the buffet table. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili

My friend Caroline Gray and I came up with this delicious slow-cooked chicken chili. It's unusual because it calls for Alfredo sauce. —Cindi Mitchell, St. Marys, Kansas
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So-Easy Spaghetti Sauce

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Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice

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Pork Chop Cacciatore

It’s hard to believe the wonderful flavor of these tender chops could come from such an easy recipe! Our taste panel loved it. Pair with noodles and a simple green salad, and dinner’s served. Tracy Hiatt Grice - Somerset, Wisconsin
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Satisfying Beef Stew

This beef stew is so hearty and tastes even better the next day—if there are leftovers! It goes great with corn bread or any crusty loaf. —Abbey Mueller, Enid, Oklahoma
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Slow-Cooked Caribbean Pot Roast

I put this sweet potato recipe together throughout the fall and winter seasons, but considering how simple the dish is to prepare, anytime is a great time to enjoy it! —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Mexican Chicken Chili

Corn and black beans give this satisfying chili Mexican flair the whole family will love. Adjust the cayenne if you have small children or are looking for a little less zip. —Stephanie Rabbitt-Schappacher, West Chester, Ohio
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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Canned beans and cornbread muffin mix speed up the prep on this crowd-pleasing main dish that’s perfect for busy evenings and carry-in dinners. —Jill Pokrivka, York, Pennsylvania
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Old-Fashioned Dressing

Remember Grandma's delicious turkey dressing? Taste it again combined with flavorful herbs and crisp veggies in this family-favorite dressing. You'll love the fact you can make it in your slow cooker. —Sherry Vink, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
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Mom's Italian Beef Sandwiches

My mom made the best Italian beef. I’ve added to it over the years, but it’s still her recipe. She made these sandwiches for family reunions, and there were never leftovers. —Mary McVey, Colfax, North Carolina
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Chipotle Shredded Beef

This beef is delicious whether you serve it all rolled up in a tortilla, with corn salsa in a burrito, in a bun or over rice or mashed potatoes. So many options! —Darcy Williams, Omaha, Nebraska
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Chili Coney Dogs

Everyone in our family, from smallest kids to oldest adults, loves these hot dogs. Throw chili and dogs together in the morning or the night before, then just pop in a bun and top to serve. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan
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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

This slow cooker teriyaki chicken always goes over big with my family. The chicken thighs turn out just right, every time. —Gigi Miller, Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Moist & Tender Turkey Breast

This easy turkey recipe is sure to be popular in your home. Everyone will love the taste, and you'll love how quickly it comes together. —Heidi Vawdrey, Riverton, Utah
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"Everything" Stuffing

Of all the stuffing recipes, my husband and father both go crazy for this particular dish! The leftovers freeze well so we can enjoy it long after Thanksgiving has passed. —Bette Votral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Zesty Beef Stew

Preparation couldn't be simpler for this hearty no-fuss stew! I created this dish when I didn't have some of my usual ingredients for vegetable beef soup. My husband says it's the best I ever made! —Margaret Turza, South Bend, Indiana
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Country Rib Sandwiches

Perfect for a weekday dinner or cozy weekend meal, this recipe makes fall-off-the-bone tender meat with delicious flavor. —Margaret Luchsinger, Jupiter, Florida
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Fiesta-Twisted Brunswick Stew

Traditionally made with game meat, this updated Brunswick stew, using spicy sausage, is a modern mom’s best friend. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
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Bacon-Beef Barley Soup

Here’s a robust dish that’s perfect for hungry teenage boys! Served over creamy mashed potatoes, this quick, comforting soup will really hit the spot. —Cathy Peterson, Menominee, Michigan
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Sweet-and-Sour Beef Stew

This chunky meal in a bowl makes terrific use of nutrient-packed vegetables. It has a deliciously sweet and tangy taste. —Frances Conklin, Grangeville, Idaho
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Shredded Beef au Jus

My mom found this recipe in a farm journal soon after she and my dad got married. The tender beef has been a family favorite for years, and my dad often requests it. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota
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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

The meat literally falls off the bones of these wings! Spice lovers will get a kick out of the big sprinkling of red pepper flakes. —Sue Bayless, Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten firmly believes that no matter where you go, picnics are always a good idea. Especially if it’s paired with a good book. She’s an advocate for meal prepping and passionate about living a plastic-free life.