As the pandemic has not yet subsided and people are still buying groceries at a rate that’s required some stores to enact purchasing limits, Food & Wine magazine compiled a list of the 10 best supermarkets in the country.
The magazine didn’t specify their benchmark for what made the best store but stated “by virtue, no major corporation made up of human beings is ever going to be perfect” and said the list is compiled of “ten companies we felt did their damndest.”
Texas’ own H-E-B, based in San Antonio, topped the list and earned a nod for its company-wide emergency plan. “By mid-March, as much of the industry flailed, Texans were joking that H-E-B ought to run for president,” according to Food & Wine.
Trader Joe’s earned a spot at No. 8 and Costco rounded out the list at No. 10. Both supermarkets have locations in San Antonio.
The best supermarkets, according to the magazine, are:
- New Seasons
- Market Basket
- Winco Foods
- Trader Joe’s
The magazine article noted that while “very few of our favorite stores passed the pandemic test with flying colors,” some stores “went above and beyond, leading the way on worker protections, compensation, and expanded health benefits, very early on in the crisis.”
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