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What are the Worst Grocery Store and Supermarket Retail Stores in the U.S.?

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What are the Worst Grocery Store and Supermarket Retail Stores in the U.S.? Barbara Farfan for About.com
Question: What are the Worst Grocery Store and Supermarket Retail Stores in the U.S.?
A frequently asked question from U.S. shoppers is about which grocery stores and supermarkets are the worst. Since U.S. shoppers visit grocery stores more often than any other type of retail store, it is understandable that they would want to avoid the worst grocery stores and supermarket chains, in order to have the best grocery store experience possible. In April, 2012, Consumer Reports published the results of a consumer survey which rated more than 50 major grocery store and supermarket chains.
Answer: According to the consumers who responded to the 2010-2011 Supermarket and Grocery Store survey, the worst grocery stores and supermarkets, in the opinion of the customers who shop there, are well known for their high prices, poor quality, and bad customer service. Consumers rated the grocery stores and supermarkets where they shop, and based on those ratings, Consumer Reports created scores and ranked all the grocery store and supermarket chains from best to worst.

The ten grocery store and supermarket chains rated the lowest and ranked at the bottom of more than 50 grocery and supermarket chains, according to Consumer Reports shoppers are listed below. In this list, the worst ranked store is the number 12 ranked Pathmark, and all other grocery chains above it were ranked slightly better, but were still considered to be "bad" by consumers who shopped there. Click the links to answer more questions about individual grocery store or supermarket chains.

2012 Ten Worst Grocery Stores and Supermarkets, According to Consumer Reports Shoppers:

1.  Ralph's
2.  Pick 'n Save Foods
3.  Food Lion
4.  Weis Markets
5.  Tops Friendly markets
6.  Jewel-Osco
7.  A&P
8.  Shaws
9.  Wal-Mart SuperCenter
10. Pathmark

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