These Are America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores Trader Joe's has lost its crown By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Apr 14, 2016 6:25 PM CDT 33 comments Comments Organic farm-raised King Salmon filets for sale at a Virginia Wegmans in 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Newser) – A new survey of 10,000 people conducted by Market Force has determined America's favorite grocery stores. Wegmans took the top spot—which had been dominated by Trader Joe's in recent years—after not even making the list in 2015. Market Force says the results are proof that the New York-based chain's focus on training employees to improve the customer experience is paying off. Here are the top 10 favorite grocery stores in America: Wegmans Publix Super Markets Trader Joe's Market Hy-Vee Food Stores ALDI Costco H-E-B Kroger WiCo Foods ShopRite Read the full survey—which breaks grocery stores down by checkout speed, cashier courtesy, item availability, and more—here.