The Temkin Group, a research and consulting firm, said earlier this month that its 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings survey of 10,000 U.S. shoppers revealed that supermarkets were tops in customer experience ratings among 20 industries evaluated.

Supermarkets posted a rating of 78.5%, up from 78.1% in 2017. The industries near the top of the list include retail (74.4%), banks (73.1%), and parcel delivery (71.9%). A score of 80% or above is considered “excellent,” 70% or higher is “good,” and below 60% is deemed “poor.”

Ratings are determined by customer responses in three main categories – success (can you do what you want to do?), effort (how easy is it to work with the company?), and emotion (how do you feel about the interactions?).

Overall, Wegmans turned in the top rating of all 318 companies included in the survey. The Rochester, NY-based food retailer had an overall customer experience rating of 86%. Among supermarkets, H-E-B, the top company in 2017, and Publix tied for second with a score of 83%.

Rounding out the top 10 scores among supermarkets for overall customer experience were Aldi and Wawa (82%), Trader Joe’s and ShopRite (81%), Save-A-Lot and Food Lion (80%), Meijer, Kroger, Hy-Vee and Winn-Dixie (79%), Albertsons (78%), Safeway and Piggly Wiggly (77%), Stop and Shop (76%) and Vons (75%).

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