Publix ties for title of America’s favorite grocery store

Publix tied a New York-based grocery chain for the title of America’s favorite grocer, beating out other national supermarkets with stores in Palm Beach County, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Whole Foods.

080212 (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post) BOYNTON BEACH – A small crowd gathers outside the new Boynton Beach Publix in Sunshine Square before its garnd opening Thursday morning.

The Lakeland-based grocer tied with Wegmans Food Market, which is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., for the top spot on Market Force’s annual list of the country’s most beloved super markets.

Market Force’s study surveyed more than 12,700 consumers, and scored their satisfaction in five grocery categories including the ability to find desired items, cleanliness and specialty department service.

Publix took the second place spot in 2016, while Wegmans ranked first.