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This Is the Best Supermarket in America, New Survey Says

Did your favorite make the list?

Whether you're looking for a bargain or a wide selection of products, it can be hard to decide which grocery store is the right one for you.

Now, a recent poll may be able to help you choose.

Greensboro, North Carolina-based The Fresh Market has been named the "Best Supermarket in America" in USA Today's 2022 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

The specialty grocer, which operates 159 stores in 22 states, finished in the number one spot in last year's 10Best supermarket poll as well.

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For the Reader's Choice list, a panel of 10Best experts nominated U.S. supermarkets based on value, selection, and service, and then readers cast their votes for their favorite supermarkets over a 28-day period. According to USA Today, "the original Fresh Market was inspired by the food markets of Europe–a place where shoppers could have a more intimate and personalized experience than the warehouse-style supermarkets of the time."

"We are thrilled to be recognized as the best in America again," The Fresh Market President and CEO Jason Potter said in a statement. "We are thankful to our guests for their votes and ongoing support this past year and grateful for our team members who offer impeccable guest service every day."

The Fresh Market noted that its stores are a "destination for guests to discover convenient, restaurant-quality meals, premium baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, fresh seasonal produce, unique ingredients from around the globe, and the finest meat and seafood in their town."

Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee came in second on the USA Today 10Best supermarkets list, followed in third place by discount grocery chain ALDI.

The poll also pointed to Aldi's rapid U.S. expansion. "With more than 2,100 stores and growing, Aldi simplifies shopping with a wide variety of products, from organic produce and meat, everyday essentials and seasonal favorites," USA Today said in the 10Best review of Aldi.

Rounding out USA Today's list of best supermarkets after number three Aldi were Lidl, Stew Leonard's, Market Basket, Publix, Wegmans, and Trader Joe's.

Kristen Warfield
Kristen Warfield is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz’s journalism program in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Read more about Kristen