America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores Trader Joe's takes the cake ... or the Speculoos Cookie Butter By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted May 14, 2015 1:55 PM CDT 44 comments Comments A Trader Joe's crew member collects shopping carts. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Bob Chwedyk) (Newser) – America's most beloved grocery store is once again Trader Joe's. That's the conclusion of Market Force Information, which surveyed 7,200 people on 14 grocery chains. It's the third consecutive year Trader Joe's has taken the top spot, with Publix once again nipping at its heels. The top 10, based on consumers' satisfaction with their shopping experience and the likelihood that they'd recommend the store: Trader Joe's Publix (ranked as having the speediest checkouts, being cleanest) ALDI (No. 1 for value) Hy-Vee H-E-B Costco Kroger ShopRite (best sales and promotions) WinCo Foods Meijer Walmart brought up the rear of the 14, with a Composite Loyalty Index score of 24% to Trader Joe's 78%. Click for the full results of the survey.